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Magical gem: Isis-Demeter-Hecate (A) Gorgoneion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1678
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M106
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M106
References:
Michel 2001, no. 43; Michel, DMG, no. 30.6.e_10
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
36.9 x 26.1 x 5.8 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
torch, burning; modius; plant: stalks of grain (2); plant: stalk of poppy; clothing: garment; snake; head, of bull; head, of dog; Gorgoneion
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; φορβαφορφορβα and variants
A: Isis‑Demeter-Hecate standing to front, head to right, wearing peplos and modius. Right hand holding a burning torch, left hand holding ears of corn and poppy. Below her feet in the center, the head of a bull (or cow?),  on the left a rearing snake, on the right the head of a dog. Inscription in the free field. At the top: ψαμιαθου, on the left: ευα, on the right: βορφοφορρβαβα. On the two sides of the body in six lines: συοκο|χρυσο|πυσιαπ|υραθθωρωταωω|βαρραχειθπαχμ|εβωπαουθ||παχιχ → voces including variant of φορβαφορφορβα.
B: Gorgoneion with two snakes rearing their heads from her hair, below, small wings. Inscription in the free field in seven lines: αρθραια|ωσ|ακεκρα|θουτου|θιαμνη||στισμαναισ|ναν → Greek text?

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1678

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CBd-1678. 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/1678 on 27-05-2022.

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Credits From Michel 2001

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