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Magical gem: Uterus with deities in Ouroboros (A) ορωριουθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1698
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M073
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M073
References:
Michel 2001, no. 78; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.i_3
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
20.8 x 13.7 x 2.8 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; cornucopia; crown, unspecified; animal: ram; clothing: garment; Isis; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Bes; key (7-bitted)

A: Ouroboros with head at top to right, enclosing an uterus in the shape of a cupping vessel, with ligaments and fallopian tubes visible, and a seven-bitted key below it. Above the uterus, three figures:  on the left, Bes, bearing the child Horus on his head, who sits with knees drawn up, right hand raised to mouth. In the center, Isis standing to front in a long robe, crowned, holding a cornucopia in her left hand. On the right, a four-legged animal in profile to right, probably a ram.
B: Inscribed in two lines: ορωρ|ιουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1698
 

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CBd-1698. 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/1698 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits From Michel 2001

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