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Drawing of a magical gem: Cynocephalus (?)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2829
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_XIV 58
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_XIV 58
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIV 58; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 195, no. 79
Former Collections:
Hörwarth / Herwart von Hohenburg, Hans Georg (Ioannes Georgius Herwartius, 1553–1622)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus?; crown, lotus?; rod?; plant: palm branch?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
A: Squatting baboon (?)  in profile to left, standing on tiptoes. Right arm lowered beside the body, left hand holding a curved rod (standing for a palm branch?). Head crowned with a lotus flower (?). Greek inscription around the figure: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Insufficient information.

For gems in the British Museum that may have been designed after this drawing, see CBd-986 and CBd-987.

The drawing was made after a cast.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XIV 58.
SGG I, no. 79 (with earlier literature)



Last modified: 2017-10-01 12:54:36
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CBd-2829. 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/2829 on 30-11-2022.

Image-ID 8733

Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas