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Alphonse Maria Mucha (1860 - 1939) was a Czech Art Nouveau painter. However, he did a great many posters and prints. The period of his work has become known as the Belle Époque. Salammbô (1862) is a historical novel by Gustave Flaubert. It is set in Carthage during the 3rd century BC, immediately before and during the Mercenary Revolt which took place shortly after the First Punic War. Salammbo was the daughter of Hamilcar, the barbaric ruler of Crathage; in 1862, in which she was searching for a magic veil (seen here trailing from her shoulder) that was supposed to aid her father in conquering the world. However, the veil's power proves to be illusory, Salambo dies shortly after finally obtaining it for naught