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Magical gem: Aphrodite, animal-headed figures, mummy, lion (A) Greek inscription, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2421
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1239
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1239
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2178; Michel, DMG, no. 4.1.d_1
Former Collections:
Burghart, Ernst August
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
22.8 x 18 (si.O.) x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
animal: lion; star; Osiris; hieroglyph, sa; figure, jackal-headed; figure, donkey-headed; crown, unspecified; clothing: mantle; clothing: kilt; clothing: bandage; Aphrodite anadyomene; tail, with snake-head
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
Place of discovery:
Egypt (purchase, 1821)

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8. Haematite, damaged at the top and at the bottom. Set in a modern gold mount with a revolving bezel.
From Egypt, purchased through E. A. Burghart in 1821.

A: Aphrodite anadyomene in three-quarter view to left, wearing himation and wringing her hair. She is standing as if touched by a jackal-headed and a donkey-headed figure, both wearing kilts and holding sa-signs in their outer hands. In the lower register, a bandaged, crowned mummy lying with head to left (Osiris), on the back of a lion (with a snake's double tongue and a snake-headed tail) walking to left.
B: Greek inscription: Αθωρι → a variant of Ἀθώρ or unidentified vox, with seven characteres below. 

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2421
Michel, DMG, 4.1.d_1.

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CBd-2421. 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/2421 on 22-05-2022.

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