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Magical pendant: Ithyphallic figure surrounded with animals (A) vox in tabula ansata (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1243
ID-Number:
FR-CdM-Froehner.2894
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
Froehner.2894
References:
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 192; Michel, DMG, no. 27.4.b_3; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 101
Former Collections:
Froehner, Wilhelm (1834–1925)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 13 mm
Iconography:
tabula ansata; hieroglyph, ankh?; animal: crocodile; gesture, ithyphallic; scepter, unspecified; snakes (2); bird: swallows (2); scorpions (2); scarab, with outstreched wings; figure, with indistinct animal head
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω, variants

Description: Rectangular, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Side B damaged on the surface, otherwise intact.

A: Ithyphallic figure in three-quarter view, feet and head (unspecified, perhaps that of an ibis?) to right, left hand holding a scepter, right hand holding the hieroglyph ankh (?). Above, a winged scarab; below, a crocodile, to left. On the sides: scorpions crawling to top (top), swallows facing inwards (center), rearing snakes (bottom). (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Horizontal inscription in a tabula ansata: ιαεωθ.

Bibliography
Delatte - Derchain 1964, no. 192.
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1243

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1243

Last modified: 2019-11-08 21:48:37
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1243
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CBd-1243. 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/1243 on 21-02-2024.

Image-ID 9994

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B