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The Dying Cleopatra

Artist:
Probably by Robert Bateman Wray (British, Salisbury 1715–1779)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
British
Medium:
Colorless wax under glass; frame: gold wood
Dimensions:
Framed: 6 1/4 × 5 1/4 in. (15.9 × 13.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
The Glenn Tilley Morse Collection, Bequest of Glenn Tilley Morse, 1950
Accession Number:
50.187.24
Not on view
The model occurs in a Wedgwood jasper medallion.
Inscription: Inscribed in ink on back of frame: The Dying Cleopatra/by Wray, a gem engraver of/Salisbury, England, who died 1770/ Model for Jasper Medallion/by Josiah Wedgwood. White on grey/back-ground. Stamped Wedgwood/Bentley
Glenn Tilley Morse (until 1950; bequeathed to MMA)
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