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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2020 8:54 p.m. PST

Those are good jobs which can be taken as painting guides…










Send to me by a friend with no link… sorry for that…


Huscarle04 Aug 2020 12:59 a.m. PST

Very nice thumbs up

Palewarrior04 Aug 2020 3:47 a.m. PST

That first one is uncannily like Elizabeth Taylor :)

SpuriousMilius04 Aug 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

All of these are gorgeous; the 3rd looks like she's ready to kiss some asp!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2020 11:07 a.m. PST

Happy you like them boys!. (smile)


Legionarius04 Aug 2020 12:33 p.m. PST

Most of these are nice figures for an ancient Egyptian queen. However, Cleopatra was as Greek as they come--descended from the Ptolomeians.

Pan Marek04 Aug 2020 1:29 p.m. PST

But as I understand it, she had "gone native".

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2020 11:26 a.m. PST

You are right my friend….


Caliban Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 12:27 p.m. PST

I don't think she ‘went native' so much as dressed Egyptian when necessary for politico-religious reasons. The rest of the time she seems to have behaved like any other late Hellenistic ruler, and presumably dressed appropriately in the Greek manner. Plutarch's descriptions of her time with Antonius read as very Greek, which was probably a political requirement when dealing with the Romans.

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