Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite

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Illustration

Arienne King
by George Shuklin
published on 14 March 2018
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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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Shuklin, G. (2018, March 14). Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8294/cleopatra-as-isis-aphrodite/

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Shuklin, George. "Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 14, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8294/cleopatra-as-isis-aphrodite/.

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Shuklin, George. "Cleopatra as Isis-Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Mar 2018. Web. 31 Jul 2021.