Cleopatra Selene II, Boscoreale
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...
Shrine of Ptolemy VIII & Cleopatra II
The shrine held a cult statue of the goddess Isis, who is mentioned in the inscriptions. It stood in one of the sanctuaries of one of her famous temple on the island of Philae. Holes on all sides of the recess hold held two door leaves and...
Stela of Ptolemy IX & Cleopatra III
Two thirds of this stela were lost due to reuse as building material. It documents a royal visit to Elephantine. Ptolemy IX and Cleopatra III, his mother and co-regent, granted privileges to the priests of Khnum, a local ram god. The scene...
Detail of Stela of Ptolemy IX & Cleopatra III
Greek texts were incised on this granite stela. It documents a royal visit to Elephantine. Ptolemy IX and Cleopatra III, his mother and co-regent, granted privileges to the priests of Khnum, a local ram god. There are hieroglyphic inscriptions...
Cleopatra VII silver tetradrachm, 1st century BCE. (Numismatics Museum, Athens)
Portrait of Cleopatra VII
A posthumous portrait of Cleopatra VII. The portrait dates to the 1st century CE and was found at Herculaneum, preserved from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. It is housed at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
Ptolemaic Dynasty in Ancient Egypt
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Coin Portrait of Cleopatra Selene II
A rare silver denarius with a delicate portrait of Cleopatra Selene II (c. 40 BCE - 5 BCE). Minted in Caesarea, Mauretania (near modern day Cherchell, Algeria), c. 20 BCE - 24 CE. Courtesy of Roma Numismatics Ltd., Auction XVIII, 29-09-2019...
Marble Bust of Cleopatra Selene II
A late 1st Century CE Roman bust portraying Cleopatra Selene II (40 - 5 BCE), the queen of Mauretania. This bust is currently on display at the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell, Algeria.
Cleopatra Testing Poisons On Those Condemned To Death
Alexandre Cabanel, 1887 CE. Oil on canvas, exhibited at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp.