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Magical gem: Ouroboros, letters and characteres (A) Greek incription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2387
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_85.AN.444.1
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
85.AN.444.1
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 28.4.b_12
Former Collections:
Kagan, Jonathan H. (New York)
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
23 x 23 x 12 mm
Iconography:
Ouroboros; rays (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
Logoi:
αιαναγβα-logos and variants
Description: Transverse oval, both sides convex. Gray chalcedony (J. Spier: a reused, pierced scaraboid of 5th-4th century BC type). Intact.

A: Ouroboros with head at top to left, with two rays, enclosing four lines of letters and characteres.
B: Inscription in five lines: σαλαμαζα|αιαναλβα|βαμαιαζα|αμραλοει|οων → variant of αιαναγβα-logos.



/Description: Jeffrey Spier – CBd/

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 28.4.b_12.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection Online on CBd-2387
Last modified: 2017-09-17 18:11:25
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2387
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2387. 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/2387 on 23-05-2022.

Image-ID 6585

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

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 5743

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

Notes Side A

Image-ID 6370

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

Notes Side B

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