Elegant image of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her Roman lover Marc Anton.
Egyptian mural relief of Cleopatra and Marc Anton
This elegant mural relief out of ancient patinated alabaster plaster of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra and her Roman lover Marc Anton is one of the highlights on the pages of the Roman Shop under the category museum shop and gift ideas Egypt. The original of the mural relief, here of the measures 29 x 20 centimetres, is to see in the Museum of Luxor.
She floats on the Sphinx to the powerful Rome into the centre of her own power. Really high on the top the ruler of Egypt, even the entire Eastern world. Beneath her Marcus Antonius, Rome's most powerful man, is amazed like a street urchin the phantasy image in his face. Cleopatra appears unapproachable, just like a goddess! For Cleopatra the powerful Romans are lovers, partners, allies and competitors. She plays dangerous power plays. And still stayed ruler as well over herself - even in the self-determined destruction. Her suicide by a toxic snake, which she put onto her naked chest, inspires even today mythological fantasies.
The figure of Cleopatra reflects the power fantasies and suppressed wishes of centuries. In the picture of the unapproachable and wicked woman lust and luxury, decadence and diva are compressed into a figurative power. What a piece of art for everyone loving the Egyptian art and ancient history and mythology!
- original in the Museum in Luxor
- relief measure 29x20 cm
- suspension on the back
- ancient patina
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