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Magical gem: Uterus with deities (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-749
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 79, EA 56079
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 79 (EA 56079)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 378; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.k_2
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 18 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; clothing: kilt; figure, ram-headed; throne; side-lock of youth; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Bes akephalos; solar disk; crown, Isis-; object, unidentified; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; Isis; key (6-bitted); Ouroboros; hieroglyph, ankh
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales, αεηιουω
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos


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A: Ouroboros, head to left, encircling a uterus-symbol with a six-bitted key. Above the uterus, a group of deities. On the left: frontal view of Isis, head to right and crowned with the Isis-crown, wearing a long robe and mantle. Right hand raised and holding an unidentified object, left hand holding a small uterus-symbol. In the middle: Bes akephalos, to front, with bent knees; substituting Bes’ head: Harpocrates sitting with knees drawn up, right hand holding a flail, left hand raised to mouth, head crowned with the sun-disk, side-lock of youth visible. On the right: ram-headed figure sitting on a throne, in profile to left, weaeing a kilt. Right arm stretched forward, left arm lowered beside the body and holding the hieroglyph ’ankh’ (Khnum or Amun). Inscription on the uterus-symbol: ιαω → Ἰάω. Beginning below Isis: αεηιουω → The Greek vowel series; between Isis and Harpocrates: ι; between Harpocrates and the ram-headed deity: αω → Ἰάω. Outside the Ouroboros: συο[- -]ρ[.]μερφεργα[- -]αρμαραριο[- - -]ηιαω → part of σοροορ-logos, Ἰάω.
B: Rest of an inscription: [- -]ωρανα[- - -] → <οὐ>{ω}ραν<ί>α. (S. Michel) ‘Heavenly'?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-749
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59774&partid=1&searchText=56079&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-749

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CBd-749. 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/749 on 22-05-2022.

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