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Magical gem: Chnoubis with human body (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-460
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_1963.04.0008
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
1963.04.0008
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 99; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.2.b_1
Material:
steatite, green to black
Dimensions:
25 x 16.9 x 5.2 mm
Iconography:
Chnoubis, with human body; nimbus; rays (7); plant: palm branch; weapon: armour; rays, double; weapon: daggers (2); plant: stalks of grain; Chnoubis-sign
Divine Names & Voces:
νααβις βιενουθ and variants
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: Lion-headed Chnoubis, to left, with human torso and snake’s leg, in armour, holding daggers in his extended right hand and a palm branch and stalks of grain in his left hand. Seven double rays around the head. Round the margin, beginning at the top, σοροορμερφεργαρμαρμαφρειουριγξ → σοροορ-logos.
B: Inscription in six lines: χνουβι|σνααβισ|βιενυθ|γιγαντορ|ηκταβαρ||οφιτα → Χνουβίς νααβις βιενυθ γιγαντορκτα βαροφίτα. 'Chnoubis Naabis Bienyth, shatterer of Giants, crusher of snakes'. The sign is used to divide the parts of the formula. Below: Chnoubis-sign.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-460 
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-460

Images
See the photography by G. Kornbluth
(In: 'Abrasax gems' of Kornbluth Photography)

























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CBd-460. 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/460 on 02-10-2022.

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