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Magical gem: Uterus with deities (A) uterus and scarab (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-225
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_15430
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
15430
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 184; Michel, DMG, no. 54.4.c_1
Former Collections:
Hamburger, L., Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
19 x 18 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; solar disk; animal: ram; sistrum; cornucopia; clothing: garment; Isis; rays (7); Chnoubis, lion-headed; Ouroboros; key (7-bitted); uterus, octopus-like; scarab, with outstreched wings
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ; ορωριουθ; ψαμμουννιουμμαυτ and variants
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: An Ouroboros, with head at top to left, enclosing deities, a uterus-symbol in the shape of a cupping vessel, and a seven-bitted key below it. The deities, from left to right are Isis wearing a long garment, right hand holding a sistrum, left hand holding a cornucopia (Philipp: rudder?), the lion-headed Chnoubis to left, with seven rays around the head, and a ram crowned with the solar disk (Khnum). Letters above the ram, perhaps: ηυω. Inscription around, outside the Ouroboros: ορμερφεργαρσαρμαρφριουιχ → variant of σοροορ-logos. 
B: A uterus-symbol in the shape of an octopus and a scarab with outstreched wings above it. Around the edge, inscription: ορωριουθιαωσαβαωθσταλητιμητρα → ορωριουθ, Ἰάω, Σαβαώθ, στάληθι μήτρα. ’Uterus, contract!'
C: Inscribed around the edge: ψαμμουννιουμμαυτθιανμιανολυοβασ → voces including ψαμμουννιουμμαυτ.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-225
Michel, DMG, 54.4.c_1.

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CBd-225. 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/225 on 29-09-2022.

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