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Magical gem set in an ancient gold mount: Osiris (A) Ouroboros and scarab (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1279
ID-Number:
FR-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.23
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.23
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 12; Michel, DMG, no. 39.1.f_4; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 72
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
obsidian (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 12 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Osiris; clothing, unspecified; Isis; scarab, with outstretched double wings; Ouroboros; crown, lotus; plant: branch; crown, of Upper Egypt; gesture, arms crossed; crook; clothing: bandage; flails (2)

Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Obsidian (Mastrocinque) / black jasper (Bonner). Set in an ancient gold pendant (Mastrocinque: modern).

A: Standing figure of Osiris bandaged as a mummy, head crowned with the white crown, with four branches projecting from its bottom. The head of Osiris is complemented on each side with a falcon's head. Arms crossed, right hand holding the flail, left hand holding crook and flail. On the right, a small squatting female figure (Isis), to right, crowned with a lotus flower, leaning backwards as if pulling the feet of the mummy.
B: Ouroboros with head at top to left, enclosing a scarab with outstretched double wings.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1279
Michel, DMG, 39.1.f_4.
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1279

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1279

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: 2019-06-14 18:08:23
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1279
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1279. 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/1279 on 28-09-2022.

Image-ID 9991

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B