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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Psyche and Eros (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2455
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1208
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1208
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2211; Michel, DMG, no. 15.2.c_2
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
14.3 x 12.3 x 2.9 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
clothing: mantle; Eros and Psyche; gesture, kneeling
Divine Names & Voces:
νιχαρωπληξ and variants

Description: Upright oval, flat. Shape probably 8–9. Haematite. Side B abraded, set in a modern gold mount with revolving bezel (1808).
Already at the Museum in 1806.

A: Psyche stranding to right, her head turned back to the left. The goddess wears a mantle, her hands are shown in a gesture of rejection. To the right, kneeling, nude Eros, facing Psyche and raising his hands in a gesture of begging.
B: Greek inscription in five lines: νικα|[.]οπλ|ηξδι|καιω|σ → variant of νιχαρωπληξ, δικαίως. 'Justly.'

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2455
Michel, DMG, 15.2.c_2.

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CBd-2455. 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/2455 on 17-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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