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PERHAPS CLEOPATRA OR THETIS WITNESSED BY CUPID

"Portland Vase" (details from "The Portland Vase "), c. 15 BC - 25 AD Dioscourides British Museum, London, England

(Comments continued). This area of the vase depicts figures whose identities can be proposed. Cupid flitters above a woman which may be Cleopatra or Thetis embracing a viper or sea serpent. She is attracting what many represent her prospective mate who may be Mark Anthony or Peleus. The scene is witnessed by a man with a phrygian cap (comments continued in related images) 
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