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Magical gem: Uterus with key (A) vox, ορωριουθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2137
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_11918
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
11918
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 182; Michel, DMG, no. 54.1.b_10
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18.5 x 14.5 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; object, unidentified
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; ορωριουθ

A: Womb with a seven-bitted key below it, fallopian tubes visible. Engraved circle on the surface of the womb.
B: Greek inscription in four lines: θαλβου|θαλβαα|ορωριο|υθ → unidentified vox (R. Merkelbach: variants of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome?) and ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2137
Michel, DMG, 54.1.b_10.

Images
Cast of CBd-2137 obverse and reverse in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library

Last modified: 2019-11-10 18:54:18
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CBd-2137. 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/2137 on 19-05-2022.

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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 Cast preserved in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library

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