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Drawing of a magical gem: Two figures with animals
CBd-Number:
CBd-2870
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_XXVIII 120
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_XXVIII 120
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XXVIII 120; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 384, no. 352; Michel, DMG, no. 51.3_4
Former Collections:
Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Archduke (1614–1662)
Material:
agate (colour unspecified)
Iconography:
figure, male; crown, unspecified; gesture, hand raised to mouth; clothing, unspecified; crab; animal: lizard; butterfly; rod?
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
A: Two crowned figures facing each other, wearing long robes, one hand raised to mouth, the other resting on the hips and holding sitcks (?). Between them: a crab crawling downwards, and a lizard climbing upwards. Above the figure on the left, a butterfly. Inscription (?) around the two men: υνλλλιχννυυιλυλνλυσχσλ → unidentified voces.
B: Insufficient information.

For two gems in the British Museum that may have been designed after this drawing, see CBd-997 and CBd-998.

Bibliography
Chifetius–Macarius, Abraxas, XXVIII 120
SGG I, no. 352 (with earlier literature)
Michel, DMG, 332, 51.3_4 
Last modified: 2017-10-01 17:35:53
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2870
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CBd-2870. 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/2870 on 25-04-2024.

Image-ID 8775

Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas