Cleopatra Selene II, Boscoreale

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Branko van Oppen
by Hervé Lewandowski
published on 10 May 2019
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The allegorical portrait on this silver emblema dish is attributed to Cleopatra Selene II (40 BCE–c. 5 BCE), the daughter of Cleopatra VII (69-30 BCE) and Mark Antony (83–30 BCE). She wears an elephant scalp as a headdress and carries a cornucopia (horn of plenty) crowned with a lunar crescent in her left hand and holds a uraeus (upright cobra) in her right. Boscoreale, c. 25 BCE-25 CE; Louvre inv. no. Bj 1969.

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