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Magical gem: Phoenix on scorpion (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1250
ID-Number:
FR-Paris-CdM_AA.Seyrig.6
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.6
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 106; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_15; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 544
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
25 x 11 x 3 cm
Iconography:
phoenix; scorpion

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Intact, save for minor chips.

A: Phoenix (spoonbill?) standing on a scorpion with an unnaturally long tail. In the free field, a number of short, linear notches.
B: Inscribed: πεπτε → πέπτε. 'Digest!'

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1250
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 544.

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CBd-1250. 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/1250 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

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Notes Sida A and B