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Magical gem in a modern gilded silver mount: Hecate on lion (A) Aphrodite anadymene (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2425
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1259
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1259
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2182; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.c_2
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
34.5 x 23.2 (si.O.) x 6 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
clothing: garment; moon, crescent?; animal: lion; clothing: mantle; Aphrodite anadyomene; whips (2); weapon: daggers (2); torches (2); torch, burning; modii (3); Hecate; gesture, lying; figure, male; crown, double feathers?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἑκάτη

Description: Both sides upright oval and flat. Shape 8c. Dark gray haematite, small damages on both sides. Set in a modern, gilded silver mount.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.

A: Hecate trimorph standing on a lion in a long garment, holding daggers in her uppermost hands, burning torches in the middle, whips in the lowermost hands. The three heads are adorned with modii. The lion walks to left, trampling a lying figure. Greek inscription in the free field around the figures: letters, υποτλσεεκατη → ὑπότασ(σ)ε Ἑκάτη. 'Conquer, Hecate!' (S. Michel).
B: Aphrodite anadyomene in three-quarter view, to left, wearing himation and wringing her hair. Head crowned with a crescent and feathers (?).

Bibliography


Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2425
Michel, DMG, 37.A.3.c_2.
 

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CBd-2425. 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/2425 on 23-05-2022.

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