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Drawing of a magical gem: Magical gem: Pantheos on Ouroboros (A) Μιχαήλ, Γαβριήλ, Κουστιήλ, Ῥαφαήλ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2911
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_VI 24
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_VI 24
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. VI 24; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 238, no.144.
Former Collections:
Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Archduke (1614–1662)
Material:
magnetite (black)
Iconography:
flail?; key?; Pantheos; scarab; scepter, unspecified; scepters (2); scorpion; tail of bird
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Μιχαήλ; Γαβριήλ and variants; Κουστιήλ?; Ῥαφαήλ and variants
A: Pantheos with four wings and a bird’s tail, holding a scorpion in his right hand and a flail (?) or key (?) in his left hand. Behind the wings, two scepters. The figure stands on an Ouroboros cartouche containing the inscription ιαω → Ἰάω. To the right, a scarab, crawling to top.
B: Names of four archangels in six lines: μιχα|ηλγαβρ|ιηλκου|στιηλ|ρα+α||ηλ → Μιχαήλ, Γαβριήλ, Κουστιήλ?, Ῥαφαήλ.

For a gem in the British Museum that may have been designed after this piece, see CBd-983, for another one in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, see CBd-2190.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, VI 24
SGG I, no. 144 (with earlier literature)

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CBd-2911. 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/2911 on 01-12-2022.

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Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas