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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing Greek inscription (A) letters and characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1116
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_15.43.317
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
15.43.317
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 284; Michel, DMG, no. 28.4.a_24
Material:
onyx (banded)
Dimensions:
28.5 x ca. 27.5 mm
Dating:
ca. 2nd–3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; stars (4)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; Ἀβραάμ; Ἰακώβ; Βαράχ; Ἰσαάκ
Logoi:
αιαναγβα-logos and variants
A: Ouroboros enclosing a Greek inscription of sixteen lines:
ιεουωηιαηα|ιηωυοθαβρααμ|ισακιακωβαραχια|ωαβραθιαωβαρβαρα|διανα[..]ααμοραχθισαλαμ||
αξαβαμεαζασαμαζαμου|δαθιωθαρμαραθεσιστωαβ|αδαλαακαρηβελθιουηθειαθ|αρδηβητακορρουθιεπιστω||
ελληιθααθαλλεαμενιωεξ|αιωτοντρωδαανανα|βλαλλμαιασαυαμθ|μεμωηχφεωχθεχ|θιφιχμεηλαθαρ|
αβαρωθθαρ[.]|[.]βιαωθ → voces including vocales (1-2), Ἀβραάμ, Ἰσα<ά>κ, Ἰακώβ, Βαράχ Ἰάω (2-4),  αιαναγβα-logos (5-6).  
B: Ouroboros enclosing six lines of letters, characteres, as well as six- and eight-pointed stars.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1116
Gianniobile 2002, 176 (for the 'salamaxa'-formule).
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1116


Last modified: 2014-10-25 18:37:08
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1116. 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/1116 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915 (15.43.317)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915 (15.43.317)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915 (15.43.317)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Mary Anna Palmer Draper, 1915 (15.43.317)

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