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Magical gem: Sarapis enthroned (A) triads of animals (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1130
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_10.130.1390
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
10.130.1390
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 356; Michel, DMG, no. 45.1.a_2
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
19 x 14 x 2 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
Sarapis; clothing: bandage; solar disk; Osiris; Ouroboros; crown, unspecified; bird: falcons (3); snakes (3); animal: lion; animal: goats (3); animal: crocodiles (3); animal: crocodile; scorpion; scarabs (3); scarab, with outstreched wings; clothing, unspecified; throne; scepter, with ibis on the top
A: Ouroboros with head at top, to left, enclosing Sarapis seated to left upon a throne. Above the head of Sarapis, a scarab with outstretched wings, the throne rests on the back of a crocodile. The deity's right hand is extended over a scorpion, the left hand holds a tall scepter with an ibis at the top. In the lower segment, mummy of Osiris, lying on the back of a lion, striding in profile to left. Head of Osiris also to left and crowned with the solar disk. Inscription inside the Ouroboros, on the right: four lines of letters in pterygoma form. Inscription outside the Ouroboros, vowels in groups of seven.
B: Triads of animals, from top to bottom: scarabs, crowned falcons, goats, crocodiles and cobras.
C: Inscription around the edge: characteres and letters.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1130
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1130

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CBd-1130. 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/1130 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1390)

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

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