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Ptolemaic Egypt: Art

With the arrival of a large number of Greeks and Macedonians in Egypt after the conquest by Alexander the Great, 332 BC, the new rulers also imported their art. However there was still large scale art production of objects in purely Egyptian style. It is often hard to distinguish, whether works were produced in the 30th Dynasty or in the early Ptolemaic Period. Later there develops a mixed Hellenistic-Egyptian style, which becomes very common in the Roman Period.

The new rulers: Greek art

UC 64845, Hellenistic head from Tell el Yahudiya

Art in the Egyptian tradition

'sculpture models'
UC 14518
UC 16674
UC 30558



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