Carnelian Intaglio of a Ptolemaic Queen as Aphrodite

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Arienne King
by Marie-Lan Nguyen
published on 27 February 2018
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This magnificently carved 1st Century BCE gem intaglio is mounted on gold and framed by glass, emeralds and garnets. The draped and sceptred figure is thought to be a Ptolemaic queen. In her right arm she bears the cornucopia of Aphrodite or Isis-Aphrodite. Of Egyptian origin. (National Library of France, Paris)

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Nguyen, M. (2018, February 27). Carnelian Intaglio of a Ptolemaic Queen as Aphrodite. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8207/carnelian-intaglio-of-a-ptolemaic-queen-as-aphrodi/

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Nguyen, Marie-Lan. "Carnelian Intaglio of a Ptolemaic Queen as Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8207/carnelian-intaglio-of-a-ptolemaic-queen-as-aphrodi/.

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Nguyen, Marie-Lan. "Carnelian Intaglio of a Ptolemaic Queen as Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 17 Oct 2021.