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Magical gem: Phoenix on scorpion (A) στομάχου (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1241
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M084
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M084
References:
Michel 2001, no. 90; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_16
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
25.3 x 16.5 x 4.2 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
phoenix; scarab, with outstreched wings; bird: swallows (2); scorpions (3); animal: crocodile; moon, crescent; stars (2)

A: Phoenix standing atop a scorpion, eating it. In the axis, above the phoenix: a scarab with outstretched wings (top), lying crescent and two six-pointed stars (below). Below the phoenix, a crocodile, to right. On the sides, from top to bottom: swallows facing inwards, scorpions crawling to top, rearing snakes with 'hands' raised protectively. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Inscription in three lines: στο|μα|χου → στομάχου - 'For the stomach!' Below: X-shaped character.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1241
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
 

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CBd-1241. 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/1241 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits from Michel 2001

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Credits from Michel 2001

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Credits from Michel 2001

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