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Magical pendant (?): Greek inscription
CBd-Number:
CBd-2326
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_79.AL.130
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
79.AL.130
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XVII 69; Smith–Hutton 1908, no. 264
Former Collections:
Cook, Wyndham Francis (1860–1905)
Material:
garnet (red)
Dimensions:
69 x 40 mm
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; vocales; Ἰάω, variants; vocales, triads of
Description: Oblong amulet, shaped as a pendant, but not pierced. Garnet. Intact.

A: Greek inscription in fifteen lines. The first two lines written continuously: οιπεσωτουαρ|ιαωρεωηαφον → unidentified voces, Ἰάω.
The third line is written in three columns: αιω αιη τοσ. → Ἰάω as akrostichon, unidentified vox.
From the fourth to the tenth line the text is written in two columns:
col 1: ωαι|ιωα|ωαι|αηε|ηαω||γωε|ωηα|ηαω|εμη|αιη → Ἰάω as akrostichon, then vowels. 
col 2:: μαωηαο|ουωουη|υηαηιο|εειυω character|αευεωε||εωιαεε|ωηνπαι|υηααε character|αιαοα character|ηωωωυη → voces including vocales and characteres.
The eleventh and twelfth lines are written continously: εωωιηη|ειη → vocales.
B: Plain.

Post-antique. The inscription was designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, side B of XVII, 69, with small alterations.

/Description: Jeffrey Spier - CBd. /

Bibliography
Smith–Hutton 1908, vol. 2, 58, no. 264.
Bonner 1951, 307 (as Wyndham Cook Collection no. 264).
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 182 (as Wyndham Cook Collection no. 264).
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection online CBd-2326 with a detailed description of the long collection history of the piece.
Last modified: 2017-09-08 12:02:55
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2326
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2326. 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/2326 on 30-09-2022.

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