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Ptolemaic Sheild

Decoration of a shield model, said to be from Memphis.
Limestone. Diameter: 64 centimeters. Ca. 150 BCE
(Amsterdam, Allard Pierson Museum 7879).

Figure 8 from the paper Roots and Contacts: Aspects of Alexandrian Craftsmanship by Michael Pfrommer appearing in Alexandria and Alexandrianism - Papers Delivered at a Symposium Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum and The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities and Held at the Museum April 22-25, 1993

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