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Magical gem: Anguipes, voces (A) Ἀβλαναθαναλβα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2343
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_83.AN.437.47
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
83.AN.437.47
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.1.g_20
Former Collections:
Mezzacappa, Damon (1936–2015) New York
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
20 x 16 x 2 mm
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip; solar disk?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω; Ἀδωναΐ
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Mottled green jasper. Minor chips along the edge.

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand raised and holding a whip, left hand hid behind a round shield. Behind the cock-head: solar disk? Around the figure, inscription: ιαω αδωναι αβρασαξ ευιε → Ἰάω, Ἀβρασάξ, Ἀδωναΐ ευιε.
B: Inscription in five lines: α|βλα|ναθα|ναλ|βα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.

/Description: Jeffrey Spier – CBd/

Bibliography
Michel, DMG3.A.1.g_20.
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/10848/unknown-maker-engraved-gem-roman-2nd-4th-century/" target="_blank">The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection Online on CBd-2343
Last modified: 2017-10-01 23:47:06
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2343
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2343. 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/2343 on 22-05-2022.

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Rights © The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Damon Mezzacappa and Jonathan H. Kagan

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