Ptolemy 1st Soter, King of Egypt at The Louvre, Parismyminifactory.com
Ptolemy I Soter I (i.e. Ptolemy (the Savior)), also known as Ptolemy Lagides, c. 367 BC – c. 283 BC, was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, who became ruler of Egypt (323–283 BC) and founder of the Ptolemaic Kingdom and dynasty. In 305/4 BC he demanded the title of pharaoh.
Marble Head of a Hellenisitic Ruler at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Yorkmyminifactory.com
The flat fillet worn by this young man is an insignium of kingship. He has been identified as one of the Macedonian Greek kings who rules the new kingdoms formed in the lands that Alexander the Great had conquered in the late fourth century B.C. The head was once part of the collection of antiquities formed in the early seventeenth century in Rome by the Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani.
Bach at The Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Parismyminifactory.com
Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which around two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.
Noble Roman Roman at The Royal Ontario Museum, Ontariomyminifactory.com
This marble head was created around AD 150-200. The sculpture might portray Lucilla, the eldest daughter of the Co-Emperor Marcus Aurelius (ruled AD 161-180) and his wife Faustina the Younger. Lucilla married Lucius Verus in AD164. Alternatively it could be a portrait of Julia Domna, wife of the Emperor Septimius Severus (ruled AD 193-211)
Louis-Philippe at The Louvre, Parismyminifactory.com
This marble sculpture, signed and dated in 1834, was made by Jean-Jacques (James) Pradier (Geneva, 1790 - Paris, 1852). It depicts Louis-Philippe (1773-1850), the King of France between 1830 and 1848. Living in the Palace of Tuilieries nearby to the Louvre, the King became incredibly interested in the museum, where he installed his collection of Spanish antiquities.
Lucie Rie at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwichmyminifactory.com
Lucie Rie was born in 1902 in Vienna, where she studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule under Michael Powolny from 1922 to 1926. In 1938 she moved to London, where she lived from 1939 in Albion Mews. After the war she opened a pottery and button-making workshop where she was joined in 1946 by Hans Coper.
Ptolemy of Mauretania at The Louvre, Parismyminifactory.com
Ptolemy of Mauretania (13 BC/9 BC-40) was the last Roman client king and ruler of Mauretania for Rome. This marble sculpture by an unknown artist was carved between 30-40 BC AD depicting the King. The vigorous image executed in the time of Tiberus (14-17 AD) or Caligula (37-41 AD) is an example of the realistic, animated style which can be found in North Africa during the Hellenistic period of Egypt. The style is in a similar to style to the representations of the Roman Imperial period.
Sir Cedric Morris at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwichmyminifactory.com
Welsh painter and horticulturist. He was a self-taught painter but attended the académies libres in Paris as a young man. He was a member of the art communities of Newlyn in Cornwall (1919–20), Paris (1921–6) and London (1926–39). Although he had experimented with abstraction c. 1922, he resigned from the society when it moved away from representation. Between 1937 and c.1975 Morris and Lett-Haines directed the distinctly non-academic East Anglian School of Painting and Drawing; in 1940 the school was moved to Morris's home at Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk, where he also cultivated a garden and bred irises.
Statue of Osorkon 1st at The Louvre, Parismyminifactory.com
The son of Shoshenq I and his chief consort, Karomat A, Osorkon I was the second king of Egypt's 22nd Dynasty and ruled around 922 BC – 887 BC. He succeeded his father Shoshenq I who probably died within a year of his successful 923 BC campaign against the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Osorkon I's reign is known for many temple building projects and was a long and prosperous period of Egypt's History. His highest known date is a "Year 33 Second Heb Sed" inscription found on the bandage of Nakhtefmut's Mummy which held a bracellet inscribed with Osorkon I's praenomen: Sekhemkheperre. This date can only belong to Osorkon I since no other early Dynasty 22 king ruled for close to 30 years until the time of Osorkon II. Other mummy linens which belong to his reign include three separate bandages dating to his Regnal Years 11, 12, and 23 on the mummy of Khonsmaakheru in Berlin. The bandages are anonymously dated but definitely belong to his reign because Khonsmaakheru wore leather bands that contained a menat-tabnaming Osorkon I. Secondly, no other king who ruled around Osorkon I's reign had a 23rd Regnal Year including Shoshenq I who died just before the beginning of his Year 22.