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Magical gem: Pantheos on Ouroboros (A) Μιχαήλ, Γαβριήλ, Κουστιήλ, Ῥαφαήλ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2190
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IXB 1258
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IXB 1258
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. VI 24; Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2217; Michel, DMG, no. 41.1_26
Former Collections:
Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Archduke (1614–1662)
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
42 x 34 x 6.5 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Pantheos; figure, winged; scorpion; scarab; tail of bird; scepters (2); scepter, unspecified; key?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Μιχαήλ; Γαβριήλ and variants; Κουστιήλ?; Ῥαφαήλ and variants
Description: Both sides upright oval and flat. Shape 8. Green jasper with red spots (heliotrope), damaged at the upper edge of side A. Set in a modern gold mount.

A: Pantheos with four wings and a bird’s tail, holding a scorpion in his right and a hook-like object (flail?, key?) in his left and standing on an Ouroboros, between two sceptres. Inscription inside the Ouroboros: ιαω → Ἰάω. On the left, a scarab, to top.
B: Names of four archangels in six lines: Μιχα|ηλΓαβρ|ιηλΚου|στιηλ|Ραφα||ηλ → Μιχαήλ, Γαβριήλ, Κουστιήλ?, Ῥαφαήλ.

/Description: Erika Zwierlein-Diehl - CBd/

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2911. For a similar piece in the British Museum, see  CBd-983.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA, 171, n. 24.
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2190
Michel, DMG, 317, 41.1_26, pl. 106, 1.2





























 
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CBd-2190. 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/2190 on 28-09-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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