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Magical gem: Phoenix on column (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1247
ID-Number:
DE-Bonn-AKM-Slg Müller_06
Collection:
DE_Bonn, Akademisches Kunstmuseum
Inventory:
Slg Müller_06
Former Collections:
Müller, Klaus J. (Bonn)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26 x 16 x 4.4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. A.D. (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
scarab, with outstreched wings; snakes (2); scorpions (2); bird: swallows (2); rays (7); nimbus; globus; animal: crocodile; column; phoenix; Chnoubis-sign

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Intact.

A: Phoenix, to left, standing on top of a globe placed upon a column, its head surrounded with a nimbus and seven rays. Above, a scarab with outstretched wings; below, a crocodile to left. On the sides: swallows facing inwards (top), scorpions crawling to top (center), rearing snakes with 'hands' raised protectively (bottom). (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.) Beside the phoenix, inverted S-s imitating the Chnoubis-sign.
B: Inscription in two lines: πε|πτε → πέπτε. 'Digest!' Below: Chnoubis-sign.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, Siegel und Abdruck, 97, no. 119, fig. 108
Zwierlein-Diehl 2007, 461, no. 800
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
 

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CBd-1247. 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/1247 on 01-12-2022.

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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