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Magical gem: Hermanubis, mummy of Osiris (A) Greek inscription (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4250
Collection:
IT_Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria
Inventory:
1733
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Pe 1; Vitellozzi 2010b, no. 510
Material:
chalcedony, blue to black
Dimensions:
22.2 x 18.9 x 5 mm
Iconography:
Ouroboros; kerykeion; Hermanubis; clothing: tunic; Osiris; clothing: mantle; coffin

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 9. Black chalcedony. Intact.

A: Ouroboros enclosing a scene with Hermanubis wearing a long tunic and a mantle, holding a caduceus above a coffin containing the body of Osiris. Inscription above the coffin: αμ|ⲉν → variant of ἀμήν 'amen'. Below the Ouroboros: three lines of characteres.
B: Plain.
C: Greek inscription on the edge: προσδημονακⲉφοβουσ → πρὸς δαίμονα καὶ φόβους 'Against demon and fears.'

Bibliography
SGGII, 103, Pe 1.
Vitellozzi 2010b, 411, no. 510

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CBd-4250. 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/4250 on 21-02-2024.

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Credits Photo: Paolo Vitellozzi

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Notes Side A

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Credits Photo: Attilio Mastrocinque

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