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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Uterus with deities
CBd-Number:
CBd-2505
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1247
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1247
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2261; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.j_3
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18.2 x 14.7 (si.O.) x 2.4 mm
Dating:
2nd half of the 2nd – 1st half of the 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Bes akephalos; clothing: garment; gesture, greeting; Isis; key (7-bitted); uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; crown, double feathers?; solar disk?; rays, double

Description: Shape 8. Shiny black haematite. Crack around the middle of the lower half of side A. Set in a modern gold ring.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1853.

A: Ouroboros enclosing a uterus with a seven-bitted key, ligaments  indicated. Deities above the uterus: on the right, Isis wearing a long robe, head to left, crowned with the double feathers and the solar disk (?), left hand lowered beside the body, right hand raised in greeting towards the lion-headed Chnoubis. Chnoubis, also to left, is crowned with six double rays. To the left, Bes akephalos, standing to front with bent knees. 
B: Hidden.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2505
Michel, DMG, 54.2.j_3.
 

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CBd-2505. 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/2505 on 23-05-2022.

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Notes Side A