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Magical gem in a modern gilded silver ring: Aphrodite, Eros, bull
CBd-Number:
CBd-2520
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1199
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1199
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2702
Former Collections:
Neumann, Franz de Paula (1744–1816)
Material:
agate, red to brown
Dimensions:
21.8 x 17.5 (si.O.)x 3.4 mm
Dating:
2nd half of the 16th – 1st half of the 17th c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
animal: bull; animal: dogs (2); zodiac cycle-02, Taurus; zodiac cycle-09, Sagittarius; Aphrodite, Venus victrix-type; weapon: bow; weapon: arrow; Eros; mirror; torch, burning; bird: doves (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Anael
Description: Upright oval, side A flat, side B convex (?). Shape 7 (?). Light and dark brown banded agate with orange layers. Set in a gilded silver ring.
Purchased in 1798 from F. Neumann.

A: Nude Aphrodite standing to front on the back of a bull, lying on the ground to left. The goddess holds a tall burning torch in her left hand, and a round mirror in her right hand. To the left, a winged Eros with bow and arrow. Below him two doves facing each other. To the right of Aphrodite two dogs, both facing right. Above her head the symbol of the planet Venus and the symbol for Sagittarius (?). Inscribed around the border on the right: ANAEL → Anael. Below the groundline the symbol of the sign Taurus, and three circles with linked lines.  
B: Hidden.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2520
Michel, DMG, 4.2.b_4.

Last modified: 2017-11-30 10:58:26
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2520
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CBd-2520. 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/2520 on 23-05-2022.

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