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Counsellors explaining to King Astyages his dream of a vine growing out of his daughter Mandane: her son Cyrus will overthrow him; (Astyages will then order Harpagus to kill the baby Cyrus; Harpagus passes the assignment on to the shepherd Mithridates, whose wife will
substitute Cyrus for her own still-born child); Mandane, the pregnant daughter of Astyages with a vine growing out of her abdomen; the infant Cyrus suckled by a wolf (background)