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Magical gem: Jackal-headed figures with stele (A) Ouroboros with voces and characteres (B) vocales (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1531
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26124
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26124
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 380; Michel, DMG, no. 39.7_4
Material:
steatite, green to black
Dimensions:
40 x 35 x 6 mm
Iconography:
stele; clothing: tunic; figures, jackal-headed (2); scepter, unspecified; scepters (2); stars (2); Ouroboros; Osiris; clothing: bandage
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; vocales; Ὀσερᾶπις
A: Two jackal-headed figures facing each other, wearing tunics and boots. They hold scepters and rest their hands over a stele with triangular pediment, with a mummy (Osiris) above it. The stele is inscribed with letters, a star at each side of its pediment. Inscription above: ουσιραπ, and below: ιαω →  variant of Ὀσερᾶπις, Ἰάω.
B: Ouroboros enclosing inscriptions: αβρ|ασαξ|three characteres|ιαω → voces including Ἀβρασάξ,  Ἰάω. 
C: Inscription on the edge: ιαιαιαιαια → vocales.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1531
Michel, DMG, 39.7_4.
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1531

Last modified: 2016-02-10 13:16:22
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CBd-1531. 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/1531 on 29-09-2022.

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