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Magical gem: Phoenix on crocodile (A) στόμαχε πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1244
ID-Number:
FR-CdM-Froehner.2884
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
Froehner.2884
References:
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 193; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_13; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 147
Former Collections:
Froehner, Wilhelm (1834–1925)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
22.5 x 15 mm
Iconography:
phoenix; nimbus; rays (6); scarab, with outstreched wings; scorpions (2); animal: crocodile; bird: swallows (2)

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Edges broken off on the sides.

A: Phoenix (to left), its head surrounded with a nimbus and six rays, standing on a crocodile, to right. Above, a scarab with outstretched wings. On the sides, swallows facing inwards (top), scorpions (bottom). (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Inscription in four lines: στο|μαχ|επε|πτε → στόμαχε πέπτε. 'Stomach, digest!'

Bibliography
Delatte–Derchain 1964, no. 193.
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61

Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1244

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1244

 

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CBd-1244. 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/1244 on 21-02-2024.

Image-ID 9583

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 2697

Credits From Delatte - Derchain 1964

Rights © Paris, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Plaster cast of side A and B

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