- Wood panel with gesso and paint
- Purchased 1973
- 500 x 353mm
In ancient Egypt, touching the forehead could be a sign of mourning, or a way of paying respect to a ruler or a god. This panel was likely made during the 300-year-long Ptolemaic dynasty, founded by Ptolemy I and ending soon after the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BCE, when Egypt came under Roman rule.
(Out of Time, 23 September 2023 – 28 April 2024)