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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Bes-Pantheos (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2462
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX 2000
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX 2000
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2218; Michel, DMG, no. 41.1_29
Former Collections:
Kenner, Friedrich von (Linz 1834– Vienna 1922)
Material:
carnelian, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
18 x 11.8 (si.O.) x 3.4 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Bes, face of; tail of crocodile; tail of bird; scepters (2); scepter, was; protomes of animals (4-4); tufts on the knees (animal protomes); Pantheos; Ouroboros; feet, in the shape of jackal's heads; crown, atef; weapon: knives (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval. Shape 7. Light orange translucent carnelian. Intact, set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel.
Purchased in 1897 through F. Kenner.

A: Four-winged Bes-Pantheos standing atop a stylized Ouroboros-cartouche enclosing notches indicating animals. The figure is crowned with the atef-crown, complete with ram's horns, uraei and the solar disk; eight animal protomes frame the head. A bird's tail and a crocodile's tail project to the left of the body, feet, to right, are in the shape of jackal's heads, knees are decorated with tufts, also indicating animal protomes. Behind the wings and in the arms two tall was-scepters and two short knives, right hand lowered beside the body.
B: Greek inscription in two lines: νυνναεικω|κικοκι → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2462
Michel, DMG, 41.1_29.

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CBd-2462. 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/2462 on 28-09-2022.

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