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Magical gem: Scene with various figures (A) Anguipes (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4263
Collection:
IT_Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria
Inventory:
1250
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Pe 14; Vitellozzi 2010b, no. 515
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
39 x 34.9 x 4.5 mm
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip; stars (5); temple; Nike; figures, female (3); clothing: garment; stars (6); busts (2); Selene; Helios; bird: cock; birds (2); animal: lion; candlestick; head, of ram; vessel: krater; tripus; clothing: cap; column; gesture, hand raised to mouth; weapon: spears (2); snakes (2); Magna Mater; Danubian riders (2)

Description: Transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green and red jasper (heliotrope). Chipped and broken on the edge.

A: In a building with tympanum: a female figure (Magna Mater) wearing a long garment with a knight on a horse on each side. Both knights (Danubian riders) are wearing an armour with a mantle and a cap and holding a spear with a snake on it, floating in the air. Above each horse's head: a star. One of the horses is trampling on a lion, while the other one is standing on a human body wearing a cap. Also on both sides: a female figure in a long garment with one hand raised to the mouth and a column behind. In the tympanum: a rooster with a star. Above: three stars and a bird on the tympanum. Above on the two sides: busts of Helios and Selene and the flying figure of Nike. A figure with a whip is standing on the tympanum. Below the scene: a ram head, a rooster, and a candlestick on a three-footed base on the left and a tripod with a krater on the right. In the middle: five unidentified objects.
B: Cock-headed Anguipes in an armour holding a whip in the right hand and a shield in the left hand. In the free field: five stars (originally maybe seven - see Mastrocinque).

Bibliography
SGGII, 108–109, Pe 14.
Vitellozzi 2010b, 415–416, no. 515

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CBd-4263. 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/4263 on 22-05-2024.

Image-ID 14134

Credits Photo: Paolo Vitellozzi

Rights © Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 14135

Credits Photo: Paolo Vitellozzi

Rights © Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria

Notes Side A

Image-ID 14136

Credits Photo: Paolo Vitellozzi

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Notes Side B

Image-ID 12081

Credits Photo: Attilio Mastrocinque

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Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 12082

Credits Photo: Attilio Mastrocinque

Rights © Perugia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale dell'Umbria

Notes Side A

Image-ID 12083

Credits Photo: Attilio Mastrocinque

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