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Magical gem: Aphrodite, male figure, Eros, Greek inscription (A) vocales (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4430
ID-Number:
Southesk, N 27
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
N 27
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 30.5_10
Former Collections:
Southesk, James Carnegie, Earl of (1827–1905)
Material:
chalcedony (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 mm
Iconography:
Aphrodite; clothing: garment; gesture, hand raised to mouth; snake; staff, snake entwined; column; figure, male; gesture, dancing; Eros
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; voces, unidentified

Description: Transverse oval, flat. Chalcedony. Mounted in a silver setting.

A: Aphrodite in a long garment with her right hand raised to her mouth and the left hand holding a snake. In the middle, a naked male figure dancing and holding a snake above his head. On the right, Eros standing on a column and holding a snake entwined staff in each hand. Greek inscription between Eros and the male figure: λφωρι πιωφισ αχμι βουβαστι χαρι χαρι κυπρι χαρι υδρι χαρι → unidentified voces. Behind Eros: ηλη. Along the edge: υωπισ ωδδετ .υα αζωαχθ ... αχαραζανε ιχαρον ..ιν.λφχζ υκβπ → unidentified voces.
B: No information.
C: Greek inscription on the edge: αεεηηηιιιλλλλλ.λλ.ιιι.. → vocales.

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 30.5_10
Southesk 1908, 155, pl. 13, no. N 27.

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CBd-4430. 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/4430 on 25-04-2024.

Image-ID 12598

Credits Southesk 1908, pl. 13

Notes Side A