Vase Fragment Portraying Berenike II as Isis-Aphrodite

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Arienne King
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 27 February 2018
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This fragment came from a wine jug (referred to as "oinochoai") that was used for pouring libations during festivals of the Ptolemaic dynastic cult. This particular jug was crafted around 246-221 BCE. Berenike II is portrayed on this fragment with the knotted robe of Isis and the cornucopia of Aphrodite, reinforcing her connection to the Hellenized Egyptian goddess of fertility and prosperity. Found near Alexandria, Egypt. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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Art, M. M. o. (2018, February 27). Vase Fragment Portraying Berenike II as Isis-Aphrodite. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8204/vase-fragment-portraying-berenike-ii-as-isis-aphro/

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Vase Fragment Portraying Berenike II as Isis-Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8204/vase-fragment-portraying-berenike-ii-as-isis-aphro/.

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Art, Metropolitan Museum of. "Vase Fragment Portraying Berenike II as Isis-Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2021.