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Magical gem: Uterus, deities (A) uterus, scarab (B) voces (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-747
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 543, EA 48024
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 543 (EA 48024)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 27; Michel, BM, no. 376; Michel, DMG, no. 54.4.b_6
Former Collections:
Kyticas Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 20 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
key (7-bitted); uterus, octopus-like; scarab, falcon-headed; crown, double; crown, Isis-; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; Isis; solar disk; gesture, greeting; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with one leg bent in knee; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; animal: ram; Bes akephalos
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales; Ἰάω, variants; ορωριουθ, variants; οροφωτησψ and variants; κηιραωνινοφ; Ἀθώρ


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A: Ouroboros, head to right, encircling a uterus-symbol with a seven-bitted key. Above the uterus, a group of deities. On the left: Bes akephalos, to front, with bent knees; substituting Bes’ head: Harpocrates sitting with one leg bent in knee, right hand raised to mouth, head crowned with the sun-disk. In the middle: frontal view of Isis, wearing chiton and himation, right hand raised above the head of Harpocrates, left hand holding the symbol of the uterus, head crowned with the Isis-crown. On the right: ram standing in profile to right, head crowned with the solar disk. Inscription in the free field in three lines. First line beginning below the head of the Ouroboros, from left to right: ωμφοηιιοποψοροφωτηισψεεωχωχαι. Second line, also beginning below the head of the Ouroboros, from left to right: οσχουχοσψ.
Third and fourth lines next to the uterus: ινμλ. Outside the Ouroboros: αεευιαυειαωητυωειαυωεηειωδενιουωωκηιραωνινοφαεηιου.α.
B: Falcon-headed scarab crawling vertically upwards, head to left, crowned with the double crown of Egypt. Below: the symbol of the uterus, resembling an octopus (

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or hieroglyph indicationg solar disk with rays?). Inscription around the image in four lines. First line beginning above the scarab’s head: αβα.....αυηαιυανορωπου..σι..ιχωχω. Second line, to the right of the scarab: μαρωουχαχιλχιμου. Third line, beginning also to the right of the scarab: εουηιαωαιμ.ι. Fourth line encircling the uterus: νψοιω.
C: Inscription beginning at the bottom, running from right to left: αθωραλορωριουεθωεαρωειααλλα.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-747
Michel, BM on CBd-747

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CBd-747. 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/747 on 02-10-2022.

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