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Death of Cleopatra

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Pink terracotta model, prob. for architectural setting. Based on Patroclos Menelaos (Pasquino) Group. Lightly draped figures diagonally around pilaster-like support; Cleopatra, asp at breast (arms missing), in arm of male (Anthony or Epaphroditus), right

Provenance

By 1963, Mallett of Bourdon House, London; 1963, sold by Mallett of Bourdon House to the MFA for £150. (Accession date: September 18, 1963)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund

late 17th century

Dimensions

50.8 cm (20 in.)

Accession Number

63.1255

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture