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Magical gem: Tantalos-historiola
CBd-Number:
CBd-2346
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_83.AN.437.50
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
83.AN.437.50
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 28.12.b_1
Former Collections:
Int_Art market (Frank Sternberg AG, Zürich); Mezzacappa, Damon (1936–2015) New York
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26 x 12 mm
Iconography:
figure, female; figure, lion-headed; gesture, arms tied; gesture, kneeling; object, unidentified
Divine Names & Voces:
Τάνταλος

Description: Upright oblong, both faces flat. Shape 8c. Haematite.

A: Lion-headed female in a kneeling position to left, facing right, with arms bent in elbow and hands placed on the hips (tied behind the back?). Uncertain triangular object over the head. On the right side of the figure an inscription in twelve lines in pterygoma form: [διψα]σταντα|ψασταν|ασταντα|σταντα||τανταλ|ανταλ|νταλ|ταλα|αλα|λα||αι|ι| → [διψᾷ]ς, Τάνταλ[ε], <αἷμα πίε>. ’Are you thirsty, Tantalos, .’
The stone is slightly cut down.
B: Plain.

 
/Description: Jeffrey Spier – CBd/

Bibliography
Sternberg, Auction 10 lot 786.
Michel, DMG, 28.12.b_1
Faraone 2009, 212-3.
Faraone 2012, 39-40, fig. 3.4.

 

The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection Online on CBd-2346

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CBd-2346. 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/2346 on 30-11-2022.

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