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Magical gem: Ares and Aphrodite anadyomene (A) lion and stars (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2424
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_Sem. 1045
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
Sem. 1045
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2181; Michel, DMG, no. 5.3.a_1
Former Collections:
Leitgeb, Otto von (1860–1951)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
15.3 x 16.3 x 3.2 mm
Dating:
(2nd half?) of 2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Aphrodite anadyomene; animal: lion; moon, crescent; weapon: shield; clothing: mantle; weapon: armour; weapon: helmet; stars (7); gesture, embrace; crown, unspecified; Ares, Mars ultor-type
Description: A upright oval, B transverse oval, both sides flat. Shape 8–9. Dark gray, shining haematite, damaged at the top.
Purchased from Otto von Leitgeb (Sandhof, Klagenfurt) in 1942.

A: On the left: armoured male figure (Ares) standing to right, wearing a helmet on his head. On the right: Aphrodite standing to left, wearing a mantle and a crown in her hair. The two gods are in embrace, with outstreched arms. Around the figures, an inscription beginning at bottom left: ια|ω|εαν → voces including Ἰάω.
B: Lion standing to left, with mouth open. Three eight-pointed stars in the field, four eight-pointed stars and a crescent around and above the lion.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2424
Michel, DMG, 5.3.a_1.
Last modified: 2021-01-02 17:53:12
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CBd-2424. 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/2424 on 19-05-2022.

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