The CBd
Amulet(?) gem: Zodiac, personified planets
CBd-Number:
CBd-4325
ID-Number:
Int-Antiquariumart_5575
Collection:
Int_Art market (Antiquariumart, New York)
Inventory:
5575
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
24 x 29.5 x 2 mm
Iconography:
zodiac cycle; caduceus; kerykeion; clothing: cap, winged; pentagram; Hermes; bird: eagle; Ares; trident

Description: Transverse oval, flat. Shape 8. Red carnelian. Intact.

A: In the central field, four figures representing the planets. From left to right: nude Mercury with caduceus and petasos, his left hand raised in greeting, Jupiter as an eagle, Neptune with trident in his right hand, and Mars with helmet and spear, the latter two holding hands. To the left of Mercury, a pentagram, to the right of Mars, a triangle. Around the figures, the signs of the zodiac in a band of twelve compartments, separated with double lines.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Antiquariumart, Treasures Antiquarium Ltd, 2019, 44.

 

Last modified: 2020-01-28 12:27:15
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/4325
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CBd-4325. 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/4325 on 25-04-2024.

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Notes Side A