Tuesday, January 12, 2021

What did Cleopatra look like?

ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION: What Did Cleopatra Really Look Like? She likely wasn’t the ravishing seductress depicted by Hollywood — but that’s what Roman propagandists want you to think (Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine). Coins, Egyptian reliefs, and perhaps some unidentified marble busts, may give us some idea of what she looked like.

Cleopatra VII has been receiving much media attention since the casting of Israeli actress Gal Gadot to play her in an upcoming movie. Background here and here.

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