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Magical gem in a modern gilded silver mount: Cynocephalus
CBd-Number:
CBd-2491
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 157
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 157
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2247; Michel, DMG, no. 42.1.a_11
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
11.4 x 9 (si.O.) x 2.6 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; gesture, greeting; gesture, ithyphallic; solar disk

Description: Side A upright oval and flat. Shape 8. Light green jasper. Set in a modern, gilded silver ring.
Already known in 1806. 

A: Ithyphallic baboon, standing to left, with both paws raised in greeting, head crowned with the solar disk.
B: Hidden.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2491
Michel, DMG, 42.1.a_11.
 

Last modified: 2018-12-09 15:57:18
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CBd-2491. 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/2491 on 27-05-2022.

Image-ID 10298

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Notes Side A