Oval intaglio

Unknown3rd - 2nd century B.C.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Bronze intaglio with the image of a portait bust of Berenike II of Egypt (ruled 246-222/221 B.C.), wife of Ptolemy III (ruled 246-222 B.C.). She wears a veil and a necklace; some drapery is visible on her shoulders.

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  • Title: Oval intaglio
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 3rd - 2nd century B.C.
  • Location Created: Egypt
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.4 x 2 x 0.3 cm (15/16 x 13/16 x 1/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Object Type: Gem
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 81.AN.76.207
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 206, Arts of Greco-Roman Egypt
  • Department: Antiquities
  • Culture: Greek (Ptolemaic)
  • Classification: Jewelry