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Drawing of a magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing Greek letters, Greek inscription (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2773
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_XVII 69
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_XVII 69
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XVII 69; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 432, no. 414
Former Collections:
Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Archduke (1614–1662)
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; stars (4)
Divine Names & Voces:
σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης and variants; Ἰάω; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; Ἰάω, variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; Ἀβρασάξ, variants; vocales, triads of; αμουραχθη and variants; Μιχαήλ
A: Ouroboros with head at top to right, enclosing Greek letters: ζξε|π character υε. Four eight-pointed stars around the snake, a Greek inscription in eleven lines below it: αγωσασαωααωνε|σσμεσειααμαβρασ|σ3ζυρρατηακραμμλ|κραμμακαμαρισσε|γγενβααρανγησ||εμασσιααμωβαημ|αενιαμβωναρου|ανταμιχαηλα|αμοραχειφυ|λασσετεμαι||λνω → voces including variant of σεμεσειλαμ, variant of Ἀβρασάξ, variant of Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί, σεσεγγενβαρφαραγγης, Μιχαήλ, variant of αμουραχθη and the Greek word φύλασσετε.
B: Inscription in fifteen lines: οπιεσωτουαρ|ιαωρεωηαφον|αιωαιητοσ|ωαιμαωουη|ιωλουωουη||ωαιυηαηιο|αηεεειυωψ|ηαωαευεωε|ωηαωηνπφιηλωυηααεψ||εμηαιαολψ|λιηηωωωυη|εωωιηη|ειη → voces indluding Ἰάω, variant of Ἰάω, triads of vocales.

For two gems in the British Museum that were possibly designed after this drawing, see CBd-981 and CBd-982, for one in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna see CBd-2188. Cf. also CBd-2326.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XVII 69
SGG I, no. 414 (with earlier literature)

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CBd-2773. 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/2773 on 25-04-2024.

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Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas