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Magical(?) gem: Mithras slaying the bull
CBd-Number:
CBd-4262
Collection:
IT_Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria
Inventory:
1563
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Pe 13; Vitellozzi 2010b, no. 281
Former Collections:
Guardabassi, Mariano (1823–1880)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
16.3 x 11.3 x 2.6 mm
Iconography:
Mithras; animal: bull; animal: dog; bird, unspecified; snake; scorpion; stars (6); clothing: cap, Phrygian; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic

Description: Transverse oval, flat. Green jasper with red spots (heliotrope). Chipped and broken on the edge. Previously part of the Guardabassi Collection.​​​​​​​

A: Mithras slaying a bull with a knife in the left hand, while grabbing the horn of the animal with the right hand. The figure is wearing a tunic, a mantle and a Phrygian cap. A dog approaches the wound of the bull. Below: a scorpion and a snake. Above: most probably a bird (only the beak is visible due to the damage). In the free field: six stars.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
SGGII, 108, Pe 13.
Vitellozzi 2010b, no. 281

Last modified: 2020-12-30 19:30:51
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/4262
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CBd-4262. 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/4262 on 25-04-2024.

Image-ID 12080

Credits Photo: Attilio Mastrocinque

Rights © Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria

Notes Side A