April 28th, 2013
Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra™
Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra — her magnificent golden costume is re-created here in splendid detail. Cleopatra’s luxurious gown has a dramatic “feather” cloak that surrounds her like the wings of a bird. Her spectacular headdress features cobra symbols that protect royalty, a sun disk enclosed in horns, identifying her with the goddess Isis, and a large double feather representing cosmic harmony.
The meticulous sculpting of our Cleopatra doll captures the stunning likeness of Elizabeth Taylor. Her face is painted so realistically that every detail is authentic to the movie - from the incredibly fine glitter eye shadow and heavy kohl liner to the exact shade of violet for her eyes. She is an amazing tribute to Elizabeth Taylor in one of her most glamorous roles.
December 20th, 2012
Thanks for answering my question. I am part Macedonian Greek. I've been raisied knowing that she was Macedonian, not Egyptian, Nubian or Ethiopian. I just wanted to see what you thought. It's actually amazing to find someone that agrees with me. :)
I’m glad when I meet other people who know a litle bit of Cleopatra’s real history. The ethnic question it was always controversy, despite very obvious. People want things to be like they wish they were, and that’s the why they want so badly an egyptian native Cleopatra and not a macedonian greek queen. For the most of people, do imagine Cleopatra as a greek, possibly blond with blue or green eyes, is something inconceivable. ;)
I loved to know you are part macedonian greek! Greece is one of the places I really want to visit someday ;)
December 16th, 2012
Your blog is absolutely gorgeous and flawless. Do you think that Cleopatra was Macedonia Greek or Darker Skinned Egyptian?
Thank you :D
I’m pretty sure she was greek macedonian! (with a huge probability of she was blonde, not brunet)
The Ptolemies always married with members of their own family, like brother and sister, mother and son, father and daughter, uncle and niece, aunt and nephew … And although there is a theory that Cleopatra’s mother could be native egyptian woman, there is nothing to justify this theory, since the greeks were really xenophobic and pround of their own culture. And if her mother wasn’t a directly member of the ptolemaic dynasty, she could be a syrian princess (also with greek macedonic heritage) from the house of Seleucid Empire, who had a close bloodline connection with the Ptolemies ;)
November 15th, 2012
A gorgeous hellenistic hairnet, that Cleopatra’s ancestors certainly used sometime!
Gold hairnet, 3rd century BC. National Archeological Museum, Athens
September 13th, 2012
A fanmade poster of the future Cleopatra movie, with Angelina Jolie as the notorious queen…
The picture is from Alexander, but the statues are the goddess Isis ;)
September 7th, 2012
I made a page on the facebook to put my poupée girl fanarts, so if you ant to visit, that’s the link! ;)
September 7th, 2012
Lindsay Lohan as Liz Taylor as Cleopatra
August 27th, 2012
Antony and Cleopatra
July 25th, 2012
Why, Isis? Why this book still hasn’t been released here in Brazil?
Song of the Nile, by Stephanie Dray
This gorgeous illo by Alan Ayers (who I interviewed here) is for Stephanie Dray’s Song of the Nile. I love this pic so much, I think I want to live in it.
July 25th, 2012
Archaeological News: CLEOPATRA AND ANTONY'S CHILDREN REDISCOVERED
Cleopatra’s twin babies now have a face. An Italian Egyptologist has rediscovered a sculpture of Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, the offspring of Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII, at the Egyptian museum in Cairo.
Discovered in 1918 near the temple of Dendera on the west bank of the…