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Magical gem: Sarapis on pedestal (A) Greek inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1281
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26021
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26021
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 14; Michel, DMG, no. 45.2.a_1; Michel, DMG, no. 45.4.a_1
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
29 x 21 x 3 mm
Iconography:
clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; gesture, greeting; modius; pedestal; Sarapis; scepter, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
A: Sarapis to left, standing on a pedestal, holding a tall scepter in his left hand, right arm raised in greeting. He is dressed in tunic and mantle, modius on the head.
B: "Long inscription of thirteen lines, and probably two or three short lines in addition, which are too abraded to be clearly traced. The engraving is very minute; there are about 150 letters. Because of the shallow cutting and the variegated color of the stone it is almost impossible to read the inscription, and in fact not worth while, since the language, though pronounceable, consists entirely of meaningless syllables which do not seem to make any of the common magical names." (Bonner).
 C: "The inscription encircling the bevel, which is cut in larger letters, may serve as a sample; εαρκαβαουηεδαε.. υωααζαεαηααααωααθω." (Bonner). 

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1281
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1281
Last modified: 2014-10-26 14:50:31
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1281
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1281. 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/1281 on 22-05-2022.

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