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    1:37 AM
    July 21st, 2012
    Amazing Coca-Cola commercial from the set of SIGN OF THE CROSS erroneously identified as ANTONY & CLEOPATRA. That’s Fredric March and Claudette Colbert with director De Mille, all enjoying some coke.

 
from here! 


    Amazing Coca-Cola commercial from the set of SIGN OF THE CROSS erroneously identified as ANTONY & CLEOPATRA. That’s Fredric March and Claudette Colbert with director De Mille, all enjoying some coke.

     

    from here

    11:18 PM
    January 28th, 2012
    tinywaitress:

Greywacke head from a statue of a Ptolemaic queen.
The right side of the hair and the top of the head, including most of the crown, are damaged. 
The  portrait is likely to represent a Ptolemaic queen or princess, who has a  round face, short nose and a small mouth with fleshy lips. The eyes are  deep set, with lines at their corners. The subject has two rows of  locks of hair at the side of her head, parted down the centre and then  pulled to the back of the head to form a bun.
The back of the sculpture has been destroyed, although the angle at  which the stone has been cut suggests that it originally had a back  pillar and was therefore Egyptian in style.
Comparisons with other  examples of this type of image indicate that the queen once wore an  Egyptian crown. The styling of the hair and portrait features suggest a  date of around the time of Ptolemy VI and the head may, therefore,  represent either Cleopatra I or II.

original link here!


    tinywaitress:

    Greywacke head from a statue of a Ptolemaic queen.

    The right side of the hair and the top of the head, including most of the crown, are damaged.

    The portrait is likely to represent a Ptolemaic queen or princess, who has a round face, short nose and a small mouth with fleshy lips. The eyes are deep set, with lines at their corners. The subject has two rows of locks of hair at the side of her head, parted down the centre and then pulled to the back of the head to form a bun.

    The back of the sculpture has been destroyed, although the angle at which the stone has been cut suggests that it originally had a back pillar and was therefore Egyptian in style.


    Comparisons with other examples of this type of image indicate that the queen once wore an Egyptian crown. The styling of the hair and portrait features suggest a date of around the time of Ptolemy VI and the head may, therefore, represent either Cleopatra I or II.

    original link here!

    (Source: tiny-librarian)

    12:43 AM
    January 18th, 2012
    theancientworld:

Head of a goddess or queen
Greek, Ptolemaic, Hellenistic Period, about 300–270 B.C.

If was a queen, probaly was Berenice I or Arsinoe II.

original link here!


    theancientworld:

    Head of a goddess or queen

    Greek, Ptolemaic, Hellenistic Period, about 300–270 B.C.

    If was a queen, probaly was Berenice I or Arsinoe II.

    original link here!

    12:59 AM
    January 14th, 2012
    I love Berenice II, she is one of my top 5 ptolomaics queens!!!

tinywaitress:

lacqueredinblack:

tinywaitress:

Cameo of Berenice II as Isis.

omg this is so glorious and beautiful!!! Is this the Berenice that was contemporary with Cleopatra?

No that was her sister Berenice IV, this is Berenice II, the wife of Ptolemy III.
(Dear Ptolemaic dynasty: USE DIFFERENT NAMES)


original link here!


    I love Berenice II, she is one of my top 5 ptolomaics queens!!!

    tinywaitress:

    lacqueredinblack:

    tinywaitress:

    Cameo of Berenice II as Isis.

    omg this is so glorious and beautiful!!! Is this the Berenice that was contemporary with Cleopatra?

    No that was her sister Berenice IV, this is Berenice II, the wife of Ptolemy III.

    (Dear Ptolemaic dynasty: USE DIFFERENT NAMES)

    original link here!

    (Source: tiny-librarian, via tiny-librarian)

    8:42 PM
    November 15th, 2011
    tinywaitress:

Coma Berenices is one of the few constellations to owe its name to a historical figure, in this case Queen Berenice II of Egypt, wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes (fl. 246 BC–221 BC), the king under whom Alexandria became an important cultural center.
In 243 BC, Ptolemy, in the Third Syrian War, undertook a dangerous expedition against the Seleucids who had murdered his sister. His newlywed bride, Berenice, swore to the goddess Aphrodite  to sacrifice her long, blonde hair, of which she was extremely proud,  if her husband returned safely. He did, and she had her hair cut and  placed it in the goddess’ temple. By the next morning the hair had  disappeared. To appease the furious king the court astronomer, Conon,  announced that the offering had so pleased the goddess, that she had  placed it in the sky. He indicated a cluster of stars that have since  been called Berenice’s Hair.  
This incident inspired the court poet, Callimachus of Cyrene  to write a poem entitled “Berenice’s Braid”.  About 2/3 of the Greek original is now lost, but before that happened,  the poem has been translated to Latin by a Roman poet Catullus, and his version exists to this day.


original link here!


    tinywaitress:

    Coma Berenices is one of the few constellations to owe its name to a historical figure, in this case Queen Berenice II of Egypt, wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes (fl. 246 BC–221 BC), the king under whom Alexandria became an important cultural center.

    In 243 BC, Ptolemy, in the Third Syrian War, undertook a dangerous expedition against the Seleucids who had murdered his sister. His newlywed bride, Berenice, swore to the goddess Aphrodite to sacrifice her long, blonde hair, of which she was extremely proud, if her husband returned safely. He did, and she had her hair cut and placed it in the goddess’ temple. By the next morning the hair had disappeared. To appease the furious king the court astronomer, Conon, announced that the offering had so pleased the goddess, that she had placed it in the sky. He indicated a cluster of stars that have since been called Berenice’s Hair.  

    This incident inspired the court poet, Callimachus of Cyrene to write a poem entitled “Berenice’s Braid”. About 2/3 of the Greek original is now lost, but before that happened, the poem has been translated to Latin by a Roman poet Catullus, and his version exists to this day.

    original link here!

    (Source: tiny-librarian)

    8:39 PM
    November 15th, 2011
    tinywaitress:

Queen Arsinoe III, wife and sister of King Ptolemy IV Philopator, wears  the royal diadem and the hairstyle of the goddess Isis.


original link here!


    tinywaitress:

    Queen Arsinoe III, wife and sister of King Ptolemy IV Philopator, wears the royal diadem and the hairstyle of the goddess Isis.

    original link here!

    (Source: tiny-librarian)

    8:37 PM
    November 15th, 2011
    tinywaitress:

Head of a Queen, Perhaps Cleopatra II or Cleopatra III
Shown wearing a heavy wig composed of tiers of “corkscrew” curls, the  queen also has a headband with a coiled uraeus serpent above her brow.  Of the seven Ptolemaic queens named Cleopatra (the last being the  Cleopatra associated with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony), this head may  represent Cleopatra II or her daughter, Cleopatra III, both of whom  lived in the 2nd century BC. The facial features are more  individualized, reflecting the Greek influence of the Ptolemaic royal  court. 


original link here!


    tinywaitress:

    Head of a Queen, Perhaps Cleopatra II or Cleopatra III

    Shown wearing a heavy wig composed of tiers of “corkscrew” curls, the queen also has a headband with a coiled uraeus serpent above her brow. Of the seven Ptolemaic queens named Cleopatra (the last being the Cleopatra associated with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony), this head may represent Cleopatra II or her daughter, Cleopatra III, both of whom lived in the 2nd century BC. The facial features are more individualized, reflecting the Greek influence of the Ptolemaic royal court.

    original link here!

    (Source: tiny-librarian)

    8:34 PM
    November 15th, 2011

    My Ptolemaic’s Queen Top 5:

    1 - Cleopatra VII, obviously!

    2 - Arsinoe II Philadelpha

    3 - Berenice I 

    4 - Berenice II 

    5 - Cleopatra III 

    I don’t added Cleopatra Selene I and Cleopatra Selene II (daughter of Antonio and Cleopatra) because they were not really queens of Egypt, but queen of Syria and queen of Maretania.

    8:18 PM
    November 15th, 2011

    Ptolemy II Philadelpho and Arsinoe II

    I think he looked like a lot with his father. And Arsinoe was a gorgeous woman, perhaps she looked like with her mother, the most beloved of all women of Ptolemy I Soter, and his only queen.

    Both of them was son and daughter of Ptolemy I Soter and Berenice I, and their marriage was very scandalous at this time. The greeks wasn’t see very well the incest, even when the brother and sister was living gods! but they have become accustomed over time ;)

    8:11 PM
    November 15th, 2011
    Ptolemy II Philadelpho, Arsinoe II Philadelpha and Philotera - the 3 kids of Ptolemy I and Berenice I


    Ptolemy II Philadelpho, Arsinoe II Philadelpha and Philotera - the 3 kids of Ptolemy I and Berenice I