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Amulet gem: Isis, Sarapis
CBd-Number:
CBd-2231
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_S.N. 181
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
S.N. 181
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 8
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
16.4 x 16.4 x 2.2 mm
Iconography:
Sarapis; clothing: mantle; scepter, with falcon on the top; weapon: spear; throne; figure, male; stars (2); calathus; Isis; Cerberus; clothing: tunic
Divine Names & Voces:
Ζεύς
Transverse oval gem with trapezoid section, edge diagonally cut, both faces flat. The obverse is polished, the reverse matt. Broken. 
A: On the left, smaller standing nude figure to right, holding a spear in his right hand, left hand behind his back. Above the figure, a six-pointed star. In the centre, Isis with calathus on her head, wearing a tunic and a mantle, in her right hand a standard with a falcon. Next to her head, a six-pointed star. Isis faces Sarapis, who is seated on a throne, crowned with the calathus, right hand extended over Cerberus. The three-headed Cerberus is represented to front between Isis and Sarapis.
Inscription in two lines above and below the figures: εισζευ[σ]|σ[......] → εἷς Ζεὺ[ς] Σ[άραπις]. 'Zeus and Sarapis are the same.'
B: Plain.

(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, 133, Ro 8.

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CBd-2231. 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/2231 on 22-06-2024.

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