Greco-Roman 3rd – 1st Century BC Bust of Lady. Benghazi Libya
Hellenistic (period between ancient Greece and Ancient Rome) Greek bust of an upper-class lady of fashion. She has ornate hairdressing with classic female features. The coronet headdress with a larger part in the center tapering on each side is typical. Whether this is a statue of Aphrodite is up for discussion.
Acquired and uncovered from 1963 through 1969 throughout Northern Africa, Libya specifically near Benghazi.
Personally examined by a western U.S. state museum director. He has assured me that they are indeed original and not reproductions or facsimiles.
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