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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1132
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_81.6.298
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
81.6.298
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.g_2
Former Collections:
King, Rev. Charles William Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
19 x 15 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip; clothing: mantle
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; Λαϊλαμ and variants

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour and mantle thrown over the right shoulder. Head to right, right hand raised and holding a whip, left hand hid behind a round shield. Inscription around the edge, in mirror-writing from right to left: σεμεσειλαμ, below the feet: ιαω →  Ἰάω.
B: Inscribed in two lines: λαιλαμ|αβρασαξ → Λαϊλαμ, Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1132

 

Last modified: 2019-10-28 15:57:27
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1132
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CBd-1132. 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/1132 on 27-05-2022.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.298)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.298)

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