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Magical gem: Composite figure, characteres (A) Jackal-headed figures, eagle (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1731
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_MN036
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
MN036
References:
Michel 2001, no. 117; Michel, DMG, no. 26.2.d_4
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
35.9 x 33.9 x 3.9 mm
Dating:
post-antique (Michel)
Iconography:
bird: eagle; clothing: kilt; moon, crescent; figure, lion-headed; stars (5); vessel: pitcher; plant: branch; Helios; stars (6); scepters (2); figure, bird-legged; scepter, unspecified; wreath; figures, jackal-headed (2); figure, fish-tailed; snake, lion-headed (2); staves, snake entwined (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales
A: Composite figure with a lion's head, bird's feet, fish-tail and lion-headed snakes sprouting from the shoulders, standing to left. Left hand raised and holding a sword (?), right hand stretched forward and pouring liquid from a pitcher. In the free field, the bust of Helios to right (top left), crescent, six eight-pointed stars and ring-signs. Below the figure, inscription in two lines: αρθαβαρ|θαχολζ → unidentified voces.
B: Two jackal-headed kilted figures standing facing each other, holding scepters and snake-entwined staffs. The two snake-staffs are connected at the top and bottom, creating a square which encloses letters and characteres. Inscription in the free fields, on the left, from bottom to top: ηιουω; on the right, from top to bottom: αεηιου → vocales. Around the edge, beginning at top left: αρθ|υκψ|υθλζε?] → unidentified voces. Both figures are looking up at the eagle above them holding a wreath in its claws and a branch in its beak. Scattered in the free field are five stars, a crescent open to right and characteres.
 



Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1731
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CBd-1731. 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/1731 on 27-05-2022.

Image-ID 3848

Credits From Michel 2001

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