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Magical gem: Pantheos on Ouroboros (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2371
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_84.AN.1.84
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
84.AN.1.84
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 41.1_12
Former Collections:
Mezzacappa, Damon (1936–2015) New York
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
21 x 16 mm
Iconography:
Ouroboros; Bes, face of; flail?; snakes (2); tail of crocodile; tail of bird; scepter, was (2); protomes of animals; crown, atef; cartouche; Pantheos; scorpion?
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green and red jasper. Chips along the edge.

A: Four-winged Pantheos with a mask of Bes striding right on an Ouroboros cartouche enclosing animals (a scorpion, a ram?). Head to front, topped with the atef-crown and surrounded by animal protomes. A bird's tail and a crocodile's tail project to the left of the body. Was-scepters and a flail (?) in the arms and behind the wings. Snakes coil around two of the scepters.
B: Greek inscription in four lines: υποταξογρσυη|ροσυ...υοιονευ|προσυνηυκαι|ανηιανον. → Greek text?, including the words ὑποτάσσω ('conquer!') and καί ('and')?, unidentified names(?) and voces.

/Description: Jeffrey Spier – CBd/

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 316, 41.1_12, pl. 39, 1.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection online CBd-2371

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CBd-2371. 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/2371 on 22-05-2022.

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