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Magical gem: Ares, Tantalos-historiola (A) uterus, voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1633
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M012
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M012
References:
Michel 2001, no. 93; Michel, DMG, no. 28.12.a_6
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
32.5 x 28 x 5.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
weapon: spear; weapon: helmet; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; uterus, in the form of an amphora; clothing: mantle; shoes: boots; Ares
Divine Names & Voces:
Σαβαώθ, variants; vocales, αεηιουω; Ἀδωναΐ, variants; Τάνταλος

A: In the free field at bottom left, frontal view of Ares, head to left, right hand raised and leaning on a spear, left hand lowered beside the body and holding a shield, seen from the side. The figure wears armour, helmet, boots and chlamys. To the right of the image, inscription in eleven lines arranged in pterygoma form:

διψαστανταλαιεμαπι|ιψαστανταλαιεμαπιε|ψαστανταλαιεμαπιε|αστανταλαιεμαπιε|στανταλαιεμαπιε||
τανταλαιεμαπιε|ανταλαιεμαπιε|νταλαιεμαπιε|ταλαιεμαπιε|αλαιε[-]πιε||λαι [- -] → διψᾷς Τάνταλε, αἷμα πίε. ’You are thirsty, Tantalos, so drink blood.’ For an overview of the interpretations, see Faraone 2012, 38 ('O Tantalus, because you thirst, drink blood !).
B: Uterus in the form of an amphora, framed by snake-like lines. Inscription around. At the top, in one line: ιαδωνοει, vertically, beginning at top right: σαβαωα; vertically, beginning at top left: ειειλδωα, at the bottom: εηιουω → voces including variant of Ἀδωναΐ, Σαβαώ, the Greek vowel series. 

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1633

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CBd-1633. 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/1633 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits From Michel 2001

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Credits From Michel 2001

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Credits From Michel 2001

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