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Magical gem: Scarab, Anubis supporting Osiris (A) Greek inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1158
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_2003.129
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
2003.129
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 7; Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.10; Michel, DMG, no. 39.6.a_4
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
26 x 20 x 4.9 cm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Anubis; crown, atef; scarab; bird: falcons (2); crown, double; boat, papyrus; clothing: bandage; uraei (4); Osiris, falcon-headed
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome
Logoi:
αρπονχνουφι-logos
A: In the upper segment: a large scarab flanked by two uraei (at the top) and two falcons, wearing the double crown of Egypt and holding flails (at the sides), facing inwards. In the lower segment: the mummy of falcon-headed Osiris, crowned with the atef, lying on a papyrus boat, which is upheld by half-kneeling and nude Anubis flanked again by two uraei. In the free field around the figures, characteres.
B: Inscribed in four lines: αβλαναθαναλβα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.
C: Inscription around the edge and continued on the reverse: αρπονχνουφιβριντατηνωφριβρισκυλμαρυζαβαραμεσενκριφινιπτουμιχμουμαω → voces including  αρπονχνουφι-logos. δοσμοιχαρινδιονυσιατικυριεθεεηδηπροσπαντεσ → δός μοι χάριν Διονυσιάτι κύριε θεὲ δη πρὸς πάντ{ε}<α>ς. 'Grant me, Dionysias, favor in the sight of all. O lord God, quickliy' (Bonner). 

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1158
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 124, no. 13.10
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CBd-1158. 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/1158 on 23-05-2022.

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