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Drawing of a magical gem: Selene and Helios (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2783
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_I 1
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_I 1
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. I 1; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 330, no. 284; Michel, DMG, no. 49.2.a_3
Former Collections:
Riti, Giovanni Michele (Io. Michaelis Riti)
Material:
magnetite (black)
Iconography:
weapon: armour; gesture, embrace; whip?; rays (16); Selene; moon, crescent; Helios; gesture, greeting?; shoes: boots; clothing: mantle
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales, αεηιουω
A: On the right: a female figure (Selene) to left, her lower body covered with a mantle.  A crescent on the top of her head. She greets Helios, standing on the left, to front, head in profil to right, wearing armour and boots. Sixteen rays surround his head. He embraces Selene with his left arm, right hand holding a whip (?).
B: Greek inscription in two lines: αεηιουω|ωυοιηεα → the Greek vowel series twice, the second time in mirror writing.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, I 1
SGG I, no. 284 (with earlier literature)
Michel, DMG, 330, 49.2.a_3 

Last modified: 2017-09-18 16:17:38
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CBd-2783. 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/2783 on 27-05-2022.

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Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas