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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2142
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_21792
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
21792
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 189; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_19
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
41 x 12.5 x 4 mm
Dating:
turn of the 3rd and 4th c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
animal: horse; shoes: boots; star; rays; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; Lilith; Solomon; gesture, lying; gesture, defensive; weapon: spear

A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon), trampling over the lying figure of a nude woman (Lilith). The rider is wearing a tunic, mantle and boots, his right hand points a spear towards Lilith. The woman's hair is long, her hands are raised in a defensive gesture. In front of Solomon's head, an eight-pointed star, his head crowned with rays. Letters around the edge, pseudo-inscription? 
B: Inscription in two lines: σφρ[.]|γισ[.]|εο[.] → σφρ[α]γὶς [θ]εο[ῦ]. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2142
Michel, DMG, 44.1.b_19.
 

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CBd-2142. 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/2142 on 28-09-2022.

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica

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