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Magical gem: Phoenix on column surrounded by animals (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1046
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 29
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 29
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 103; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_10
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
32 x 16 x 3 mm
Iconography:
bird: swallows (2); snakes (2); scorpions (2); scarab, with outstreched wings; rays (7); phoenix; nimbus; globus; gesture, protective; animal: crocodile; column; Chnoubis-sign; hieroglyph, akhet

A: Phoenix standing on a globe placed upon a column, surrounded with animals. At the top, scarab with outstretched wings; at the bottom, crocodile in profile, to right. At the two sides: swallows facing inwards; scorpions from above, crawling to top; rearing snakes with ’hands’ raised in a protective gesture. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.) The head of the phoenix is crowned with a nimbus and seven rays. On each side of the bird, characteres shaped like inverted ’S’-s imitating the Chnoubis-sign. Together with the globe, the two diagonal notches on top of the column create an akhet-sign (sun rising on the horizon).
B: Inscribed: πεπτε → πέπτε.  'Digest!' Below, Chnoubis-sign.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1046
Nagy 2011, 79, pl. 11.
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61

Images
http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/hsl/slide103.JPEG" target="_blank">Image of A in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/hsl/103revL.JPEG" target="_blank">Image of B in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
 

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CBd-1046. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1046 on 27-05-2022.

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