Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite

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Illustration

Arienne King
by George Shuklin
published on 14 March 2018

This black basalt statue from Egypt portrays the Ptolemaic queen Cleopatra VII as Isis-Aphrodite (c. 51-30 BCE). Most Ptolemaic queens associated themselves with the goddess but none more famously than Cleopatra. In her own lifetime, she was considered to be the living incarnation of the Isis who was identified as Aphrodite, Venus and Astarte in various regions of the Mediterranean. (Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia)

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APA Style

Shuklin, G. (2018, March 14). Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8294/

Chicago Style

Shuklin, George. "Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018. https://www.ancient.eu/image/8294/.

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Shuklin, George. "Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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