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Magical gem: Pantheos (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1144
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_10.130.1394
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
10.130.1394
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 41.1.c_10
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 x 13 x 2 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
Bes, face of; weapon: axe (4)?; flail; tufts on the knees (animal protomes); tail of crocodile; tail of bird; protomes of animals (4-4); Pantheos; Ouroboros; crown, atef; scepter, was (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ

A: Frontal view of a four-winged Bes-Pantheos standing on an Ouroboros-cartouche enclosing notches (?). Head framed by four-four animal protomes on both sides, and topped with the atef-crown, complete with ram's horns, uraei and a solar disk. Upper hands holding was-scepters and two axes (?) each, lower hands both holding a flail. A bird's tail and a crocodile's tail project to the left of the hips, knees are decorated with tufts.
B: Inscribed in three lines: αβρ|α|σαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1144
 

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CBd-1144. 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/1144 on 28-09-2022.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1394)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Helen Miller Gould, 1910 (10.130.1394)

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