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Amulet gem: Composite figure with animals (Gayomard)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2219
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MusCap_10449
Collection:
IT_Roma, Musei Capitolini
Inventory:
Medagliere, 10449
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. RoC 1
Material:
agate (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
53.2 x 34.0 x 36.6 mm
Iconography:
staff, snake entwined; scorpion; scepters (2); animal: quadruped, unspecified; star?; Gayomard
The obverse is left unpolished at the bottom, in the zone of the hips and the scorpion, where the surface is deeper and uneven. Since the figures were engraved into this surface, this does not attest to subsequent damage, but to a careless preparation of the stone. The surface of the obverse is not entirely flat. The hemisphere of the reverse is also impresicely treated, the shape is irregular. The stone is perforated vertically for suspension.
A: Frontal view of a human figure, left foot stepping forward. The head is rectangular, short notches at the top and side of the head may indicate hair. Vertical notches appear on the thighs. Both hands outstretched, holding scepters. The short notches at the end of the arms either indicate hands or stand for stars. A snake entwines the right-hand scepter, there is a scorpion crawling vertically to top in front of the left-hand one. In front of the figure, a quadruped.
B: Plain.
/Description based on close observation of the gem by Á. M. Nagy in 2014./

Bibliography
Righetti 1955, 20, no. 36. 
Donati 2000, 198, no. 25.
SGG II, 127, RoC 1.

Last modified: 2017-08-28 08:05:17
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CBd-2219. 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/2219 on 22-06-2024.

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Credits by Attilio Mastrocinque

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