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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Cynocephalus (A) Charakteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2492
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1246
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1246
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2248; Michel, DMG, no. 42.1.a_12
Material:
plasma (green)
Dimensions:
25 x 20 (si.O.) x 4 mm
Dating:
2nd half of the 2nd–1st half of the 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; gesture, greeting; gesture, ithyphallic; crown, atef?
Description: Side A upright rectangular, side B transverse rectangular, both faces  lightly convex. Shape 4–5. Light to dark green plasma with quartz. Small piece missing at the bottom left corner, filled with gold. Set in a modern gold ring.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1853. 

A: Ithyphallic baboon, standing to left, with both paws raised in greeting, head crowned with the atef-crown (?).
B: Characteres in two lines.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2492
Michel, DMG, 42.1.a_12.

Last modified: 2017-11-28 14:43:23
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CBd-2492. 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/2492 on 23-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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