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Drawing of a magical gem: Lion (A) Man with greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2799
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_VII 29
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_VII 29
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. VII 29; Michel, DMG, no. 29.1.b_1
Former Collections:
Orsini, Fulvio (Fulvius Ursinus, 1529–1600)
Material:
amethyst (purple)
Iconography:
animal: lion; rod?; head, of bull; scepter, unspecified; figure, inscribed (Inschriftenfigur)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; voces, unidentified; vocales; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Θώθ?
A: A lion standing to right on a baseline, with a bull's head at the front.
B: Man standing to right, left hand holding a scepter, right hand a shield, a rod (?) on the top of his head. Greek inscription in one line on the right side of the scepter: οινθαραιλθαμθυλαχαβρασαξθουθ → voces including Ἀβρασάξ, variant of Θώθ, below the figure: αβλαναθαναλελ → variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome. Inscription covers the entire figure. On the body: ι.λ ... ει|ου|αευουι|ευουιλ|ωουιλει||ουιαεμ|υιαευο|ηλενου|αεωου|ιεωου||ιαευι|ιασνου; on the right arm: λιν|νου|αι; on the left arm: ι.λε|οιιο|νιλ; on the right leg: ηου|υολ|ελυ; on the left leg: οινε|λυμ|νιε → voces including vocales.  

For gems possibly designed after this drawing, see CBd-1636 in the Skoluda Collection, and CBd-2881 form the Müller Collection in Bonn.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, VII 29
Michel, DMG, 296, 29.1.b_1, pl. 63, 2
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CBd-2799. 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/2799 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas