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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Uterus with deities (A) ορωριουθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2503
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1255
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1255
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2259; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.g_1
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
20.3 x 16 (si.O.) x 4 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Anubis as mummy; key (8-bitted); Osiris; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; rays (5); Ouroboros; Isis; gesture, greeting?; clothing: garment; clothing: bandage; Chnoubis, lion-headed; solar disk
Divine Names & Voces:
ορωριουθ; Μουι
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

Description: Upright oval, flat. Shape 8–9. Dark grey, metallic shiny haematite, damaged at the lower left part of side A. Set in a modern gold ring.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1853.

A: Ouroboros enclosing a uterus with an eight-bitted key below it, ligaments and fallopian tubes indicated. Deities above the uterus: on the left, Isis wearing a long robe, head to right, right hand raised and stretched out towards Anubis, left hand lowered beside the body. On the right of Isis the jackal-headed Anubis bandaged as a mummy, head to right, next to Anubis the lion-headed Chnoubis, crowned with five rays, head to left; on the right, Osiris bandaged as a mummy, his head adorned with the sun disk. Greek inscription around the Ouroboros: σοροορμερφεργαρ[βα]ρ|μαφριουριγξμου → σοροορ-logos, variant of Μουι.
B: Inscription in two lines: ορωρ|ιουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2503
Michel, DMG, 54.2.g_1.

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CBd-2503. 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/2503 on 23-05-2022.

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