Death of Cleopatra

late 17th century


Dimensions

50.8 cm (20 in.)

Accession Number

63.1255

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

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