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Exhibitions

12 October 2013 Start
2 February 2014 End
Italy Chiostro del Bramante museum, Via Arco della Pace, 5, 00186

Tel.: + 39 06 688 090 35
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Cleopatra, Roma e l’ Incantesimo dell’ Egitto

12 October 2013 - 2 February 2014

Cleopatra, Roma e l’ Incantesimo dell’ Egitto (Cleopatra, Rome and the Enchantment of Egypt)  investigates Cleopatra’s relationship with Rome (46-44 AD), when, aged just a little over twenty, she conquered Julius Caesar and then Mark Anthony. A true star of her time, Cleopatra’s presence had a cultural as well as political impact that made her into an immediate icon.

Displaying 180 artifacts on loan from prestigious museums (including Turin’s Egyptian Museum, the Vatican Museum, the British Museum and the Louvre), the show includes world premieres of the so-called ‘Nahman’ portrait of Cleopatra; a portrait of Octavia, who was Mark Anthony’s wife and Emperor Augustus’ sister; and a portrait of the Egyptian queen at a very young age, probably dating from her ascent to the throne in 51 AD.

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