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Magical gem: Ouroboros, Bes, uterus and voces (A) (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2139
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_21793
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
21793
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 186; Michel, DMG, no. 54.6_5
Former Collections:
Loytved Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
24 x 19.5 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
turn of the 2nd and 3rd c. AD? Post-antique? (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; key (5-bitted); uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; stars (7); Bes; crown, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; voces, unidentified
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: Ouroboros with head at top to right, enclosing a womb represented upside down. Above the womb, a five-bitted key; fallopian tubes visible. A nude Bes is standing to front on the key, with bent knees, hands leaning on the thighs. He is bearded and wearing a crown. In the free field, seven stars. Inscription outside the ouroboros: σοροορσισιφερμουχνουωραβρασαξ → variant of  σοροορ-logos, Ἀβρασάξ.
B: Inscription in four lines: ιασχε|λιδον|ψιριψαω|αβρασαξ → unknown voces, Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2139
Michel, DMG, 54.6_5.
 

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CBd-2139. 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/2139 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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