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Magical gem in a modern brass(?) mount: Aphrodite anadyomene, Zeus (A) Centaur (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2423
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 271
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 271
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2180; Michel, DMG, no. 4.1.e_4
Material:
carnelian, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
27.8 x 21.5 x 8.9 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 1st–1st half of 2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
zodiac cycle-09, Sagittarius; vessel: patera; scepter, unspecified; wreath; bird: eagle; weapon: bow; clothing: mantle; clothing: cap; Aphrodite anadyomene; Zeus
Divine Names & Voces:
Κυθέρεια?
Description: Transverse oval, both sides slightly convex. Shape 5. Orange, translucent carnelian, intact. Set in a modern brass(?) mount.
Purchased in 1842.

A: Standing figure of Zeus, facing left, holding a tall scepter in his left hand, and a patera in his right. At his feet: an eagle with a wreath in its beak. Aphrodite anadyomene stands to the left of the god, in three-quarter view, wringing her hair. Both figures are nude, wearing only a mantle. Around the scene, Greek letters: κυθηρια → Κυθέρεια?
B: A bearded centaur (Sagittarius), facing left, wearing a cap(?) and lifting his right front leg off the ground. Right hand holding a bow, left arm bent in elbow. Greek inscription in three lines: letters or characteres.



Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2423
Michel, DMG, 4.1.e_4.

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CBd-2423. 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/2423 on 23-05-2022.

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