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Magical gem: Phoenix on crocodile (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1239
ID-Number:
FR-CdM-AA.Seyrig.35
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.35
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 392; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_6; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 148
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
30 x 23 x 4 cm
Iconography:
phoenix; globus; scarab; bird: swallows (2); scorpions (2); animal: crocodile; nimbus; rays (7); snakes (2)

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite, with minor chips and abrasions on the edge.

A: Phoenix standing to left on a globe, its head surrounded with a nimbus and seven rays. Above, a scarab. On the two sides, from top to bottom: swallows facing inwards, scorpions crawling to top, and coiling snakes. Below, a crocodile to right. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Inscribed: πεπτε → πέπτε. 'Digest!'

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1239
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1239
The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1239

Last modified: 2019-11-04 21:46:56
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1239
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1239. 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/1239 on 23-05-2022.

Image-ID 9582

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 2667

Credits From Bonner, SMA

Rights © Paris, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A

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