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Magical gem: Phoenix on column (A) πέπτε, vox, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1251
ID-Number:
FR-Paris-CdM_AA.Seyrig.104
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.104
References:
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 149
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
49 x 27 x 5.3 mm
Iconography:
phoenix; rays (7); scorpions (2); crabs (2); scarabs (3); birds (6); animal: goats (6); column; nimbus; egg; animal: crocodile; crab; Chnoubis-signs (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8c–9c. Black haematite. Chipped along the bottom edge.

A: Phoenix with a nimbus with seven rays, standing on an egg placed upon a column or altar. There are five characteres around the rays and two characteres on each side of the phoenix and the egg. Animal triads surrounding the phoenix: from the top: three scarabs, three birds, three goats, a crab and a scorpion on both sides, and a crocodile at the bottom.
B: Inscribed: πεπτε → πέπτε. 'Digest!' followed by six characteres, ιαω → Ἰάω, followed by one character.

Bibliography
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1251

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1251

Last modified: 2019-11-08 21:52:26
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1251
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CBd-1251. 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/1251 on 21-02-2024.

Image-ID 10001

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B