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Magical gem: Aphrodite astride Psyche, Eros (A) Eros and Psyche (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1555
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex-Beyrouth_inv. unknown
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
unknown
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 4.2.a_1
Former Collections:
Unknown collection, Beyrouth
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
27.5 x 22 x 6 mm (Mouterde)
Iconography:
Psyche; Eros and Psyche; Eros; globus; Aphrodite anadyomene; gesture, embrace; clothing: garment; torch, burning
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἀδωναΐ, variants; Ἰακώβ; Ἰσαάκ

A: The nude Aphrodite, holding up her hair with both hands, sits astride  the winged Psyche, who is advancing to right on all fours. Below them, the winged Eros standing upon a globe, also to right, lifting a burning torch with both hands up towards Psyche. Inscription behind Aphrodite:







αχμ|ααγ
|εγαρ|γερφ|εψι. Around Eros, on both sides:
[- - -]χλαδω|ναιεβασμλχα|[- - -]ωια|κωβισακω (R. Mouterde) → Based on PGM IV 1716-1743 R. Mouterde read: χαπα"]""ω ακβ σκ ω (?)
B: Naked Eros (on the left) embracing Psyche wearing a long robe (on the right). Inscription below them: ιασιμ|η|μα → Ἰάσιμ(ον) ἧμα, "trait guérissable" (que celui de l'amour) - interpretation of R. Mouterde (the published photo shows no sign of the inscription).
The gem corresponds to the description of the 'Sword of Dardanos' praxis (PGM IV 1716-1870). See also CBd-4265.

Bibliography
Mouterde 1926, 179-180 (with earlier literature). 
Mouterde 1930.
Vitellozzi 2010a
Vitellozzi 2010b, (with earlier literature).

Last modified: 2020-12-06 21:41:41
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CBd-1555. 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/1555 on 27-05-2022.

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Credits from Mouterde 1930

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