Sunday, September 25, 2005

More on Cleopatra dressed as a man
In an article entitled "Was Cleopatra a Drag Queen" (!) this ABC news item covers the story, which has been raised a couple of times in this blog, about images of Cleopatra depicted in men's clothing. One academic quoted believes that the image was pre-carved for Cleopatra's brother and that the depiction was not changed when it became used for Cleopatra, whereas another believes that it was a deliberate attempt to show Cleopatra associated with attributes associated with Pharaohs (as with Hatshepsut). See the above URL for more.

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