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Magical gem: Crab surrounded by animals (A) στόμαχε πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1252
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.102
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.102
References:
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 551
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
34.7 x 20.5 x 5.3 mm
Iconography:
crab; objects, unidentified (2); birds (2); scorpions (2); rays; Chnoubis, lion-headed (2); insects (4)

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black haematite. Surface slightly abraded.

A: In the centre: a crab on an unidentified object, surrounded by two birds, two scorpions and two Chnoubis-figures with rays around the head. Above: four insects. Below: a cross-like figure or object.
B: Greek inscription in five lines: στο|μαχ|επε|π|τε → στόμαχε πέπτε 'Stomach, digest!'

Bibliography
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 551.

Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1252

 

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CBd-1252. 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/1252 on 21-02-2024.

Image-ID 11146

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B