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Magical gem: Uterus with key (A) ορωριουθ and vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2136
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_11915
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
11915
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 181; Michel, DMG, no. 54.1.b_9
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
19 x 17 x 3 mm
Dating:
turn of the 2nd–3rd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
key (7-bitted); uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; ορωριουθ

A: Womb with a seven-bitted key below it, fallopian tubes visible.
B: Greek inscription in three lines: ορωριου|θθαλβου|θαλβαα → ορωριουθ and unidentified vox (R. Merkelbach: variants of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome?).

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2136
Michel, DMG, 54.1.b_9.

Images
Cast of CBd-2136 obverse and reverse in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library
 

Last modified: 2019-11-10 18:53:37
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2136
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CBd-2136. 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/2136 on 22-05-2022.

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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

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