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Magical gem in a modern silver mount: Hermes (A) Ouroboros enclosing an ibis, tied to an altar (?) (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2453
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX 2586
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX 2586
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2209; Michel, DMG, no. 24.2_2
Former Collections:
Rosenstingl, A. (Vienna)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
24.9 x 21.9 (si.O.) x 6.4 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Hermes; bird: cock; scorpion; animal: ram; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; money bag; wheel; kerykeion; Ouroboros; bird: ibis, tied to an altar; shoes, winged; cord
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Dark green jasper with a few red flecks (heliotrope). Damaged at the top and at the edges, cracked at the lower register. Set in a modern silver pendant.
Purchased in 1930 from A. Rosenstingl, Vienna.

A: Hermes striding to left, wearing tunic, mantle and winged boots. Left hand holding a kerykeoin, right hand holding a money bag, driving a wheel. Behind him, a ram, to left, below them, a cock and a scorpion facing each other.
B: Ouroboros with head at top to right, enclosing an ibis tied to an altar.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2453
Michel, DMG, 24.2_2.

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CBd-2453. 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/2453 on 23-05-2022.

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