Conservation -- 5

It was obvious that the surfaces underneath were badly deteriorated, as seen with the two sphinx heads. Without any knowledge of the statue's original appearance, missing parts -- such as the headdress, snake, left hand, and left foot -- had been inaccurately restored. The extent of these errors became apparent when curatorial research turned up the only known photograph of Cleopatra in its original condition, as seen on page three.





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Photography by George Gurney