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Magical gem: Deities standing on uterus (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2182
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner G
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner G
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.f_8
Material:
haematite (black)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; Harpocrates; cornucopia; Osiris; clothing: bandage; solar disk; crown, double feathers?; clothing: garment; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, protective; Isis; key (5-bitted); Anubis as mummy
Divine Names & Voces:
ορωριουθ; vocales, αεηιουω
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: Ouroboros, with head at top to left, encircling a uterus and key with deities above them. Uterus in the shape of a cupping vessel, ligaments and fallopian tubes visible, the key is five-bitted. Deities, from left to right: winged Isis crowned with the double feathers (?) to right, bandaged mummy of Anubis also to right. The mummy of Osiris facing Anubis and crowned with the solar disk; behind him, also to left, Harpocrates with right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a cornucopia, crowned with the solar disk. Inscribed around the edge: σορο]ορμερφεργαρβαρμαφριθυ → σοροορ-logos. Letters to the left of the uterus: ηιο; to the right: υ; below the key: ω; remains of α and ε above the head of Osiris and Anubis → the Greek vowel series.
B: Inscription in two lines: ορωρ|ιουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Unpublished.

Images
http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/hsl/slideG.JPEG" target="_blank">Image of A in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/hsl/Grev.JPEG" target="_blank">Image of B in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
 

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CBd-2182. 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/2182 on 23-05-2022.

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