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Magical gem: Phoenix on column (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1240
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M095
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M095
References:
Michel 2001, no. 89; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_7
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
32.9 x 18.9 x 4.1 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
phoenix; nimbus; rays (7); animal: crocodile; Chnoubis-sign; scorpions (2); bird: swallows (2); column; snakes (2); scarab, with outstreched wings; hieroglyph, akhet

A: Phoenix standing to left upon a column, topped by a globe. The head of the phoenix is encircled with a nimbus and seven rays. The globe is framed with diagonal notches, thus creating an akhet-sign. Above the phoenix, a scarab with outstretched wings. Below the column, a crocodile, to right. Pairs of animals on the sides: swallows facing inwards (top), scorpions crawling to top (center), rearing snakes with protectively raised 'hands' (bottom). (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.) Beside the phoenix, to left and right, inverted S-s imitating the Chnoubis-sign.
B: Inscription in two lines: πεπ|τε → πέπτε. 'Digest!'. Beneath: Chnoubis-sign.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1240
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
 

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CBd-1240. 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/1240 on 19-05-2022.

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