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Magical gem: Aphrodite and Eros (A) Ἰαεω‑palindrome (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-491
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 316, EA 56316
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 316 (EA 56316)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 91; Michel, DMG, no. 4.2.b_3
Material:
moss agate (white and green)
Dimensions:
17 x 11 x 4 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Aphrodite; Eros; butterfly; gesture, greeting; torch, inverted; plant: tree; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle
Logoi:
Ἰαεω‑palindrome
A: On the left: Aphrodite standing in three-quarter view, wearing chiton. With her right hand leaning onto an inverted torch, her left hand is by her side. On her left side winged Eros wearing mantle, he is raising both his arms towards the goddess in a gesture of greeting. Above the head of Eros a butterfly; behind him a tree with one branch, leaning towards Aphrodite.
B: Inscription in seven lines: ιαεω|βαφρ|ενεμ|ουνοθ|ιλαρι||κριφ|αευ → part of ιαεωβαφρενεμουνοθιλαρικριφιαευεαιφιρκιραλιθονυομενερφαβωεαι">Ἰαεω-palindrome.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-491
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-491
Last modified: 2020-12-28 22:55:14
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/491
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CBd-491. 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/491 on 23-05-2022.

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