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Cleopatra of Egypt : from history to myth

Author: Susan Walker; Peter Higgs, (Museum curator); British Museum. Trustees.
Publisher: London : British Museum Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This catalogue accompanies an international exhibition of the image of Cleopatra of Egypt. It includes new discoveries of statues and portraits believed to represent Cleopatra, as well as images of her in coinage, painting, ceramics and jewellery.
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Genre/Form: Ausstellung
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Named Person: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt; Kleopatra, Ägypten Königin; Kleopatra, Ägypten Königin VII.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Walker; Peter Higgs, (Museum curator); British Museum. Trustees.
ISBN: 0714119385 9780714119380 0714119431 9780714119434
OCLC Number: 45648303
Notes: Published to accompany the exhibition organized by the British Museum in collaboration with the Fondazione Memmo, Rome - T.p. verso.
Published on behalf of the Trustees of the British Museum.
Description: 384 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: Sins of the fathers: inheritance of Cleopatra, last queen of Egypt / Andrew Meadows --
Alexandria / John Ray --
Cleopatra's images: reflections of reality / Susan Walker --
Identifying the Egyptian-style Ptolemaic queens / Sally-Ann Ashton --
'Spoiling the Egyptians': Octavian and Cleopatra / J.H.C. Williams --
Searching for Cleopatra's image: classical portraits in stone / Peter Higgs --
Was Cleopatra beautiful? The conflicting answers of numismatics / Guy Weill Goudchaux --
Egyptian influence in Italy / Carla Alfano --
Anything truth can do, we can do better: the Cleopatra legend / Christopher Pelling --
The myth of Cleopatra since the Renaissance / Mary Hamer.
Responsibility: edited by Susan Walker and Peter Higgs.

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This catalogue accompanies an international exhibition of the image of Cleopatra of Egypt. It includes new discoveries of statues and portraits believed to represent Cleopatra, as well as images of her in coinage, painting, ceramics and jewellery.

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