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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing Osiris (A) vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2225
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_78772
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
78772
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 2
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
18.1 x 13.7 x 3.1 mm
Iconography:
Osiris; moon, crescent; horns, of ram; Ouroboros; plant: stalks of grain (2); solar disk; clothing: bandage; gesture, arms crossed; star
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Βαϊνχωωωχ
Obverse upright, reverse transverse oval, with trapezoid section, edge diagonally cut. Obverse slightly convex. 
A: Ouroboros, with head at top to left, enclosing the mummy of Osiris. Osiris stands to front on two stalks of grain, and holds flails in both hands. He is bandaged, with arms crossed, and is crowned with the solar disk with ram's horns. Beside the head, to the right, a crescent open to left; to the left, an eight-pointed star. Inscription around the edge: αβλαναθαναλβααινχωωωχ → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, Βαϊνχωωωχ.
B: Inscription in mirror-writing, between two ivy leaves (perhaps later additions?): σλρυρι (the second R in Latin) → unidentified vox.

(Description: Chiara Ciampi  CBd. Alterations from A. Mastrocinque in SGG are based on close observation of the gem by Chiara Ciampi and Á. M. Nagy, 2015-2016).

Bibliography
SGG II, 131, Ro 2.

Last modified: 2016-02-01 12:47:56
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2225
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CBd-2225. 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/2225 on 22-05-2024.

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