Tête de Ptolémée de Maurétanie

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Tête de Ptolémée de Maurétanie
Moulding workshop of the Musée du Louvre (1794-1882) Head of Ptolemy of Mauretania Plaster without base H. 40 cm W. 20 cm D. 20 cm Based on the original work in the Musée du Louvre (Paris), discovered in the 19th century in the ancient city of Caesarea of Mauretania, now Cherchell in Algeria, and sculpted in the 1st century AD. Our man was a Berber king allied with Rome, grandson of the famous Cleopatra and Marc Antony, who was mysteriously murdered on Caligula's orders and his kingdom annexed to the Empire. Louvre inventory no: LP 2528 ; N 240 ; Ma 1887 Date of present print run: 21st century Possible outdoor exposure: no Condition: minor cracks Type of print compared with model: complete
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