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Drawing of a magical gem: Inscription, bunch of grapes (A) uraeus and sphinx (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2929
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex St. Geneviève, Du Molinet 127-128, IX–X
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Ex St. Geneviève, Du Molinet 127-128, IX–X
Former Collections:
Abbey of St Geneviève, Paris
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Iconography:
plant: grapes; sphinx; snake; solar disk; moon, crescent; side-lock of youth; hieroglyph, heb; crown, double; headdress
A: A bunch of grapes and an inscription in Latin letters, arranged in three lines in the free field: hon|pa tr|bib → Hon(ori) Patr(is) Bib(eri) - Du Molinet.
B: Sphinx, part male, part female, sitting in profile to left on a basket formed like the hieroglyph heb. The sphinx wears the nemes-headdress or a wig(?), has a side-lock of youth, and is crowned with the double-crown of Egypt. In front of the sphinx, a uraeus with the solar disk on its head, facing left. Above the figures: two letters: LI, and a crescent with the solar disk.

Bibliography
Du Molinet 1692, 127–128, IX–X.
Last modified: 2017-08-27 18:26:27
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2929
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2929. 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/2929 on 14-06-2024.

Image-ID 9038

Credits from Du Molinet 1692