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Magical gem: Male figure with snake (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1508
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26125
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26125
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 340; Spier, Gems, no. 642; Michel, DMG, no. 2.5. a_2
Material:
steatite, green to black
Dimensions:
36 x 31 x 5 mm
Iconography:
figure, male; scarab, with outstreched wings; Ouroboros; moons, crescent (3); altar?; star; crown, unspecified; snake; object, unidentified; nimbus; clothing: mantle

A: On the left, an open-mouthed snake with a crown on its head, to right. On the right, facing the snake, a male figure standing to left, with both arms raised and holding an unidentified object. He wears a long mantle, his head surrounded with a nimbus. Between them, an altar (?). Behind the snake, an eight-pointed star and three crescents behind the figure. The scene is encircled by the simplified representaion of an Ouroboros. Below the baseline, a scarab with outstretched wings (?) (Bonner: winged globe; Spier: uncertain object).
B: Characteres in three lines, with horizontal bands between them.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1508
Michel, DMG, 2.5. a_2.
Spier, Gems on CBd-1508
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1508
 

Last modified: 2021-07-21 09:33:10
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CBd-1508. 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/1508 on 23-05-2022.

Image-ID 4987

Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Christopher A. Faraone; Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Christopher A. Faraone; Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Christopher A. Faraone; Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

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