ptolemaic and roman egypt

Detail of an ancient Egyptian wooden chest, showing a king making an offering to the crocodile-god Sobek, with a demotic inscription above.  Artist unknown; 1st cent. BCE (end of the Ptolemaic or beginning of the Roman period).  Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.

Marble bust of the Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis.  Roman copy after a Greek original (4th cent. BCE) made by the sculptor Bryaxis for the Serapeum in Alexandria.  Now in the Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican City.

Small collection of Ptolemaic Egyptian beads in emerald, carnelian, amethyst, and gold. Although strung together, this may not be their original context, it is suggested they may be elements of earrings. The mushroom-shaped item may be a pendant or a stud. Date to 220-100 BCE. From the collection of the Getty Museum