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Magical (?) gem: Figure with altar
CBd-Number:
CBd-2518
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1198
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1198
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2700; Michel, DMG, no. 24.1.a_5
Material:
carnelian-onyx
Dimensions:
31 x 26 x 5.6 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 16th–1st half of 17th c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
figure, male; animal: goat; altar; snake; scorpion; zodiac cycle-08, Scorpio; zodiac cycle-07, Libra; pentagram; star
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 9. Reddish brown and white carnelian-onyx. Edge chipped at top right on side A.

A: Plain.
B: Nude figure standing in front of a burning altar, to left. Right hand holding a scorpion, left hand holding a snake. Behind the figure a goat, above him a five-pointed star, to the right side of his head a pentagram. To the left side of the figure the sign of Libra, to the right side the sign of the Scorpio. 
 
Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2518
Michel, DMG, 24.1.a_5.

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CBd-2518. 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/2518 on 22-05-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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