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Magical gem: Eros and Psyche (A), Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2385
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_85.AN.370.39
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
85.AN.370.39
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 15.2.c_1
Former Collections:
Mezzacappa, Damon (1936–2015) New York; Kagan, Jonathan H. (New York)
Material:
magnetite (black)
Dimensions:
16 x 14 mm
Iconography:
Eros and Psyche; gesture, embrace; clothing: himation; clothing: mantle
Divine Names & Voces:
Δαμναμενεύς; νιχαρωπληξ and variants
Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Magnetite (J. Spier) / green jasper (Getty website). Surface much abraded and chipped.

A: Eros and Psyche embracing. On the right, winged Psyche standing to right, wearing a mantle, on the left, winged nude Eros facing her. Around the figures, a Greek inscription: εcεccαωθ νιχαροπληξ → unidentified vox and the variant of νιχαρωπληξ.
B: Greek inscription in two lines: δαμνα|μενευc → Δαμναμενεύς.

/Description: Jeffrey Spier - CBd/

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 265, 15.2.c_1, pls. 87, 1; VI, 2.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection online CBd-2385
Last modified: 2017-09-17 18:15:57
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2385
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CBd-2385. 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/2385 on 23-05-2022.

Image-ID 6583

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

Image-ID 5936

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Notes Side B

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