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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing characteres (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2148
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_9871
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
9871
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 196; Michel, DMG, no. 28.3_4
Former Collections:
Stosch, Philipp von, Collection
Material:
carnelian, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
22 x 18 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
turn of the 2nd and 3rd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
Ouroboros
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω; vocales
A: Ouroboros, head to left, enclosing characteres and a letter in three lines.
B: Inscription in thirteen lines: ιαηεηιαιωηαβαθιγαωρ|αφεσινηηαεωγαρβαθα|γιαμμηφιβαχνηνεω|επικαλουμαισετονπσι|
λαμπονταπαντατην||ηκουμενηνκαιαναζω|πυρουνταταυ character την|κυισιναβλαθαναλβα|αβρανειαουαβριαω|
βαναβοιαναρχοακιζω||οαραθαραυτηησφρα|γηαυτηητινησφρα|γεισηνγραφομενη → ιαη εη ια ιωη Ἄβα Θιγάωρ ἄφεσιν ηηαεω γαρβαθαγιαμμηφιβαχνηνεω ἐπικαλοῦμαί σε τὸν πσι* λάμποντα πάντα τὴν ἠκουμένην καὶ ἀναζωπυροῦντα τὰ ὑ[.] τὴν κύισιν αβλαναθαναλβα αβραν ειαου αβρ ιαω βανα βοι αίαρχοακίζω ὁ Ἀραθάρ· αὕτη ἡ σφραγή αὐτη ἥτιν ἡ σφραγεὶς ἦν γραφομένη. “Zauberworte...., Aba Thigaor, Vergebung.. ich rufe dich, der du auf (“um”) die ganze Welt leuchtest und anfachst, was zur Empfängnis gelangt (“was unter der Bewegung des Himmels ist”).... Zauberworte.... Ich laß' Altes neu beginnen (du ohne Beginn, ich beschwöre dich), ich, der Arathor (oder Lautmalerei). Dieses ist das Siegel selbst, welches auch immer das Siegel war, das geschrieben wird.” (H. Philipp)

* ἐπὶ (H. Maehler) or περὶ (R. Merkelbach)

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2148
Michel, DMG, 28.3_4.

Images
Cast of CBd-2148 obverse and reverse in the Gem Impressions Collection of Cornell University Library
Last modified: 2015-08-04 18:18:56
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2148. 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/2148 on 28-09-2022.

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