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Magical gem: Pantheos on Ἰάω (A) bird on cornucopia (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-985
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 14, EA 56014
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 14 (EA 56014)
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. V 21; Chifletius–Macarius, no. VI 26; Michel, BM, no. 626; Michel, DMG, no. 41.2_5
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
26 x 18 x 4 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Pantheos; tail of bird; bird, unspecified; cornucopia; scepter, unspecified; headband?; gesture, ithyphallic; scepters (4)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified


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A: Ithyphallic Pantheos standing nude in three-quarter view to right upon a wide baseline. Both arms bent in elbow and stretched to the sides, holding tall scepters, two further scepters piercing through the wings. A long bird’s tail projects from the back to left, only one pair of wings is attached at the shoulders. The Pantheos has long hair and a headband (?). Letters scattered in the free field: μσ|τ|ηα|νη. Below the baseline: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Bird in profile to left, perching on a cornucopia. Inscription in mirror writing above the bird: ρυν.

The gem may have been designed after two drawings in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2796 and CBd-2792

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-985
Michel, DMG, 318, 41.2_5, pl. VIII, 8
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59546&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+626&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-985


Images
Cast of CBd-985 obverse and reverse in the Gems Database of the Beazley Archive, Oxford.

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CBd-985. 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/985 on 22-05-2022.

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