Wordless Wednesday– Woman with Kithara

Wall fresco of a seated woman with a kithara, 40-30 BC, from the Villa Boscoreale of P. Fannius Synistor; Late Roman Republic, but most likely representing Berenice II of Ptolemaic Egypt wearing a stephane (i.e. royal diadem) on her head[16]

4 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday– Woman with Kithara

    1. Your guess may be correct! It is thought that the woman in the forefront is Berenice II of Egypt, wife to Ptolemy III. Together, they ruled Egypt from 246 BC to 222 BC. They were of Greek origin.


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