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Drawing of a magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing Pantheos
CBd-Number:
CBd-2796
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_VI 26
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_VI 26
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. VI 26; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 238, no.145
Former Collections:
Pignoria, Lorenzo (Laurentius Pignorius, Padova 1571–1631)
Iconography:
Pantheos; scepters (4); scepter, unspecified; Ouroboros; gesture, ithyphallic; tail of bird; headband?; tail of crocodile
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified
A: Ouroboros enclosing an ithyphallic Pantheos-figure with two wings, a bird’s tail and a crocodile's tail (?), knees with animal protomes. The figure holds a sceptre in both hands, beside two additional sceptres; his head is topped with a headband (?). Greek inscription read vertically from right to left: μσ|τ|νη|ηα → unidentified vox. Below the figure, from right to left: ιαω → Ἰάω. 
B: Insufficient information.

The drawing was made after an impression. For a gem in the British Museum that may have been designed afer this drawing, see CBd-985.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, VI 26
SGG I, no. 145 (with earlier literature)

Last modified: 2017-09-18 16:29:23
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2796
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CBd-2796. 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/2796 on 03-07-2022.

Image-ID 8678

Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas