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Magical gem in a modern gold ring: Pantheos (A) Ἀβρασάξ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2132
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_9801
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
9801
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 177; Michel, DMG, no. 41.1.c_13
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
plasma (green)
Dimensions:
17 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
Bes, face of; tail of crocodile; tail of bird; snake; scepters (3); scepter, was (2); scepter, unspecified; cartouche; Pantheos; Ouroboros; flail; feet, in the shape of jackal's heads; crown, atef; bird, unspecified; scorpion?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ
A: Four-winged Bes-Pantheos striding right on an Ouroboros cartouche enclosing animals: in the centre a bird, to the right a scorpion. Head to front, topped with the atef-crown. The deity has two pairs of 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 and hold two was-scepters. The lower right arm holds a flail, left one holds a scepter. 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.
B: Inscription in two lines: αβρα|σαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2132
Michel, DMG, 41.1.c_13.

Images
Cast of CBd-2132 obverse  in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library
Last modified: 2016-02-10 14:40:05
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2132
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2132. 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/2132 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits by Margarete Büsing

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Credits by Margarete Büsing

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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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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