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Cleopatra diluting the pearl - French school circa 1630
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Ref : 86328
9 300 €
Period :
17th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on panel
Dimensions :
l. 14.76 inch X H. 17.91 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Cleopatra diluting the pearl - French school circa 1630 17th century - Cleopatra diluting the pearl - French school circa 1630 Louis XIII - Cleopatra diluting the pearl - French school circa 1630 Antiquités - Cleopatra diluting the pearl - French school circa 1630
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Cleopatra diluting the pearl - French school circa 1630

Oil on panel with parquetry representing an episode from one of Queen Cleopatra's banquets.
Pliny the Elder tells that the queen ended one of her famous dinners by dissolving one of the world's largest twin pearls in vinegar and drank this drink. This episode has become a common representation in Cleopatra's iconography, illustrating the theme of waste as much as the irresistible charm of the sovereign, which is illustrated in her banquets organised by her to display the luxury of her court and impress her guests.
France, around 1630, surrounded by Claude Deruet.
Very good condition, parquet flooring, original giltwood frame. 45,5x 37,5

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17th Century Oil Painting Louis XIII