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Magical gem in a modern silver ring: Pantheos
CBd-Number:
CBd-2131
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_9837
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
9837
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 176; Michel, DMG, no. 41.1_19
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
16.5 x 12.8 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
Bes, face of; flail; bird: falcon; tufts on the knees (animal protomes); tail of crocodile; tail of bird; scepters (3); scepter, unspecified; scepter, was?; protomes of animals (2); Pantheos; Ouroboros; feet, in the shape of jackal's heads; crown, atef; cartouche; scorpion?
A: Bes-Pantheos striding right on an Ouroboros cartouche enclosing animals: a bird and a scorpion. Head to front, topped with the atef-crown, the face is bearded. The deity has two pairs of wings and arms: the upper arms – in line with the top of the upper wings and almost at the height of the neck – are stretched to the sides. Only the lower arms are visible, right one holding a flail, left one holding a was(?)-scepter. On the right and left side: two scepters. A bird’s tail and a crocodile’s tail are attached to the body from the left, feet in the shape of jackal’s heads face right, knees are thickened to imitate animal protomes.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2131
Michel, DMG, 41.1_19.

Images
Cast of CBd-2131 obverse in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library
Last modified: 2015-07-08 22:57:26
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2131
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2131. 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/2131 on 19-05-2022.

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Credits by Margarete Büsing

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Notes Cast preserved in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library

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