Friday, June 19, 2015

Egyptian ART - 16th Century Carvings Bust of Cleopatra

Bust of Cleopatra. Alabaster, carved in the round. The snake on her left shoulder, the ancient heroine looks up to the sky in a pained expression; frowning, and mouth with parted lips revealing the tongue; beautiful treatment of the hair forming loops around the face with bun letting out three strands in the back and over one shoulder. 

Southern Germany or northern Italy, late sixteenth century H 17 × W 22 cm