Casting mould. Soapstone. The mould was probably used for casting dress pins using an overlay technique. Dress pins of this kind were usually gilded with silver or gold. Björkö, Adelsö, Uppland, Sweden. SHM 8139:7
The statue shown in this image is Cleopatra VII who was an Egyptian queen. She was considered as the last "Pharaoh of Egypt" during the Ptolemaic Dynasty (332-30 BC). The Black basalt statue is one of the best-preserved images of a Ptolemaic queen. She is wearing a wig with many braids and holding a cornucopia. The figure is clearly Egyptian in style, though with Greek attributes (knotted dress). The front of the headdress is decorated with a uraeus, the symbol of Egyptian royalty.