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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing solar figures (A) Greek inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-145
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Corpus Christi_C 18
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Lewis Collection
Inventory:
C 18
References:
Henig, Lewis, no. 244; Michel, DMG, no. 19.6_1
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
16 x 12 mm (lower face 15 x 10.5 mm)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, greeting; solar disk; crown, double; animal: cynocephalus; bird: falcon; scarab; snake; plant: lotus buds (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; σεμεσειλαμ and variants
A: Ouroboros, with head at top to right, encircling the surface of the gem divided into four quarters by double lines decorated with diagonal notches. Clockwise from top right: Harpocrates sitting with knees drawn up on a lotus flower with two buds, crowned with the solar disk, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail; scarab from above, crawling to top; falcon with the double crown, to right; standing baboon, crowned with the solar disk, one paw raised in greeting.
B: Inscribed in three lines: σεμ|εσιλ|αμψ → variant of σεμεσιλαμ.
C: Inscribed around the edge: αξηναριν → unidentified voces. (B-C: Henig)

Bibliography
Henig 1975, 59, no. 244.

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CBd-145. 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/145 on 23-05-2022.

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