Antony granted Cleopatra authority over Phoenicia, Cyprus, Judaea and parts of Syria and Sicily.
What went up on walls hasn’t always been purely about style. Tapestries are decorative, help to insulate rooms but tend to absorb food smells; leather doesn’t.
One of seven Spanish leather wall panels, tooled in gold and silver and painted in colours with scenes from the story of Cleopatra after Italian tapestry cartoons by Perino del Vaga, the scenes depicted with attendant figures and warriors in interiors and landscapes, the borders on three sides decorated with foliated columns and terminal figures and with flowers in panels, comprising four rectangular panels, three upright panels. Third quarter of the 17th century.