The Tampa Museum of Art’s popular midday program continues online. Join Dr. Branko van Oppen for a brief discussion on queenship in Ptolemaic Egypt and the object from the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection currently identified as Head of Arsinoë II.
Dr. Branko van Oppen (PhD CUNY ’07) is an ancient historian specialized in queenship during the Hellenistic period (from Alexander the Great to Cleopatra). He has over a decade of wide-ranging teaching experience in the U.S. and The Netherlands. He worked for five years at the Allard Pierson Museum, which holds the archaeological collection of the University of Amsterdam. Dr. van Oppen’s academic interests further include clay seal impressions, animals in ancient material culture, and Romano-Egyptian mummy portraits, as well as art history and ancient religion.
Image: Head of Arsinoë II (Ptolemaic, lived ca. 316-270 BC), Hellenistic (perhaps Alexandrian), ca 100 BC, Indurated limestone (sometimes called Egyptian marble), Tampa Museum of Art, Joseph Veach Noble Collection, 1986.136