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Magical gem: Uterus, six deities (A) Greek inscription, Chnoubis-signs (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-233
ID-Number:
DE-Köln-Institut für Altertumskunde_25
Collection:
DE_Köln, Institut für Altertumskunde der Universität
Inventory:
25
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, Köln 25; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.k_4
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17.7 x 13.1 x 2.2 mm
Dating:
second half of the 2nd–first half of the 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
clothing: mantle; gesture, kneeling; solar disk; scepter, unspecified; gesture, protective; flail; throne; Anubis as mummy; clothing: bandage; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; cornucopia; modius; crown, unspecified; Isis-Tyche; Khnum; Nephthys; key (7-bitted); Ouroboros; Chnoubis-signs (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales, triads of
Place of discovery:
Egypt

A: Ouroboros, with head at top to left, encircling a uterus-symbol with a seven-bitted key. Above, two deities: Anubis as a mummy, in profile to right, holding a scepter, and Isis-Tyche in profile to left, draped, right hand raised and holding a key, left hand lowered beside the body and holding a cornucopia. Head crowned with the modius. Next to the uterus-symbol, in the middle: the ram-headed Khnum sitting on a throne, head, to left, crowned with the solar disk, right hand holding the handle of the key. Below the uterus: crowned Horus half-kneeling between the standing figures of Isis and Nephthys, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Both goddesses wear long garments and crowns, their winged arms are raised in a protective gesture. Inscription outside the Ouroboros, beginning at the top: σοροορμερφααρμαφφρουριγξ → σοροορ-logos.
Letters in the free field: between Anubis und Isis: ου; beside the uterus to the left: αε, to the right: ηι, below Khnum: ω → Vocales.
B: Inscription and characteres (Chnoubis-signs) in four lines: ιαια|ιαωι|α → Vocales, variant of Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, Köln on CBd-233

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CBd-233. 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/233 on 23-05-2022.

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