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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Uterus with deities (A) ορωριουθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2504
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1240
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1240
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2260; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.j_2
Former Collections:
Burghart, Ernst August
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
20 x 16.7 (si.O.) x 2.6 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; Bes; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; rays (8); Ouroboros; key (7-bitted); Isis; gesture, greeting; clothing: garment; crown, double feathers
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; ορωριουθ
Place of discovery:
Egypt
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. The upper right edge is damaged, the upper left part of the gem is missing, and is refilled with gold. Set in a modern gold ring with a revolving bezel. 
From Egypt. Purchased through E. A. Burghart in 1821.

A: Ouroboros enclosing a uterus with a seven-bitted key, ligaments and fallopian tubes indicated. Deities above the uterus: on the right, Isis wearing a long robe, head to left, adorned with double feathers, right hand raised and stretched out towards lion-headed Chnoubis, crowned with eight rays, head to left; on the left, Bes in frontal view. Below the figures, Greek inscription: ιαω → Ἰάω. Greek inscription around the Ouroboros: ορμερφεργαρβαρμαφ → part of the σοροορ-logos.
B: Inscription in two lines: ορωρ|ιουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2504
Michel, DMG, 54.2.j_2
 

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CBd-2504. 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/2504 on 22-05-2022.

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