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Drawing of a magical gem: A boy's head in the middle of snakes (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2774
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_XVII 70
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_XVII 70
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XVII 70; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 358, no. 315; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.2.i_14
Former Collections:
Rubens, Albert (Albertus Rubenius, 1614–1657)
Material:
onyx (banded); onyx, yellow to gray
Iconography:
snakes (7)
Logoi:
υστερα-logos
A: Youth's head surrounded by seven snakes in a Gorgoneion-like manner.
B: Greek inscription in nine lines: character υστερα?]|ελανημι|ανομενιο|οφησηλη|εσεκοσαε||ονβρυχασε|κεοσαρνι|ονκυμ|ου → variant of the ὑστέρα-logos.

For a piece in the British Museum that may partly have been designed after this drawing, see CBd-977 (side A).

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XVII 70
SGG I, no. 315 (with earlier literature)

Last modified: 2017-09-18 16:13:07
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CBd-2774. 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/2774 on 25-04-2024.

Image-ID 8657

Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas