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Magical pendant : Holy rider (A) bird and snake (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1076
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 66
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 66
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 306
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
33 x 23 mm
Iconography:
rider spearing the evil; cord; gesture, lying; figure, female; star; snake; bird, unspecified; weapon: spear; clothing: mantle; animal: horse; altar?
A: Rider with nimbus to right, spearing a woman lying on the ground with wrists tied together. Below the horse, a six-pointed star. Cord with three loops under the woman. Inscription around: εισθεοσ[- - -]τακακα → εἷς θεὸς [ὁ νικῶν] τὰ κακά. 'The sole God, who overcomes evil.'
B: Bird (Bonner: crane) standing to right, attacking a rearing snake on the right. Behind the bird, an altar-like structure, with a cord below it. Character (star with ringlets) between the bird and the snake. Inscribed at the bottom: εισθεοσ → εἷς θεός (transcription after Bonner).

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1076 
Last modified: 2014-10-25 18:11:47
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1076
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1076. 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/1076 on 30-09-2022.

Image-ID 2337

Credits from Bonner, SMA

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