Sculpture of Arsinoe II


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 27 October 2019
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The image of the Egyptian queen Arsinoe (reigned 278-270 BCE) and wife of Ptolemy II (c. 285-246 BCE) is similar to that of the goddess Aphrodite. The form of the mouth, with a protruding upper lip indented in the middle, is an individual characteristic feature. Deified after her death, Arsinoe II became a role model for her successors. Marble. Ptolemaic Period, c. 278-250 BCE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 27). Sculpture of Arsinoe II. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Sculpture of Arsinoe II." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Oct 2019. Web. 25 Jan 2021.

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