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Magical gem with a modern gilded silver mount: Three Graces, Gorgoneion (A) Aphrodite anadyomene, Hecate (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2426
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1197
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1197
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2183; Michel, DMG, no. 18.1.c_1
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
27.6 x 15.2 x 3.9 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Aphrodite anadyomene; weapon: daggers (2); torches (2); torch, burning; modius; Hecate; clothing: garment; Graces (3); plant: branch; objects, unidentified (2); gesture, embrace; Gorgoneion; clothing: mantle; whips (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
σεμεσειλαμ and variants

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite, damaged at the edge of side A. With a modern, hinged, gilded silver mount.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.

A:  The three Graces, standing nude and in embrace. Two Graces are holding in their hands branches(?). Below them the Gorgo-head with feathers and three pairs of snakes. 
B: Hecate trimorph in a long garment, holding burning torches in her uppermost hands, daggers in the middle, whips in the lowermost hands. The three heads are adorned with a modius. Above Hecate, Aphrodite anadyomene in three-quarter view, wearing a mantle and wringing her hair. 
C: Greek inscription: γορτωνσεμευαριχαραχαριναχχρταφαε|σιλαμψυποταξαι → voces including variant of σεμεσειλαμ and the Greek word ὑποτάξαι. 'Conquer!'

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2426

 


Michel, DMG, 18.1.c_1.
 

 

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CBd-2426. 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/2426 on 23-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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