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Magical gem: Phoenix standing on crab (A) vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1246
ID-Number:
US_Cambridge, Harvard_2012.1.146
Collection:
US_Cambridge, Harvard Art Museums
Inventory:
2012.1.146 (=TL38193.4)
Former Collections:
Hamburg, Sossidi Collection; Int_Art Market (Sotheby's, New York); Cambridge, Harvard University, Department of the Classics, Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
height: 2.7 cm
Iconography:
scarab, with outstreched wings; phoenix; nimbus; rays (7); crab; animal: crocodile; snakes (2); stars (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8c–9c. Haematite. Chips on the right edge of side A, and on the lower edge left of side B.

A: Phoenix, with nimbus and seven rays around its head, standing to left on top of a crab. Below, a crocodile, to right. Above, a scarab with outstretched wings. Beside the head of the phoenix, a star on each side. Below, rearing snakes. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Inscription vertically: θαδωα.

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 322, 43.1_14, pl. 76, 1.
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
Sotheby's website on CBd-1246
The Harvard Art Museums website on CBd-1246
 

Last modified: 2019-11-08 21:49:15
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CBd-1246. 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/1246 on 19-05-2022.

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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