The CBd
Bonner, SMA, 274.

Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol. Above, Anubis, Chnoubis, Isis. Outside ouroboros, the Soroor formula, with some letters lost by damage to the stone.
Rev. Ororiouth.
Haematite. Upright oval, 18 X 15 X 4.
Walters Art Gallery, 42.873
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol. Above, Bes, Anubis mummy; a female figure almost nude (perhaps Isis as Aphrodite) holding her r. hand towards Anubis, uncertain object (sistrum?) in l.; behind her, above, scarab, below, ram to r. Several details are indistinct because of the minute and crowded character of the design. In field at sides of uterine symbol, the seven vowels. Round margin, outside ouroboros, the Soroor formula with ending different from the usual text.
Rev. In two lines, oυρωριoυθ.
Brown haematite or limonite. Broad upright oval, 19 X 17 X 3.
Bonner 26 (formerly Wyndham Cook)
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol over which, at each side, stands a goddess with a hand raised towards a squat figure (center), probably intended for the mummy of Osiris, with flail whip over each shoulder. Round edge, the name Ororiouth, three characters ( ), and vowels as follows: αηωααιoυ.αιιαω.
Rev. επιπoδια, apparently ἐπὶ πoδία, “for the feet.” The genitive πoδίωv (alone) might have been expected, as in (ἰ)σχίωv on the reaper amulets; but the accusative with ἐπί may be used to show the purpose for which the amulet is to be used.
Red jasper, the only example of the material that I have found among amulets of this type. Upright oval, 13 X 10 X 3.
Catalogue of the Wyndham Cook Collection, 252; no illustration.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol placed with mouth up. Above, three divinities shown from head to hips, lower parts omitted: Osiris mummy between Isis and Nephthys, winged. Below, the seven vowels.
Rev. oρωριoυθoυ.
Haematite. Upright oval, 17 X 11 X 3. Slightly chipped.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol of unusual appearance — a flattened ovoid, corrugate, and showing a central hollow. The “key” here has no stem, and its wards appear as a grating below the symbol. Downward-slanting lines from bottom of the organ may represent ligaments. Standing on the curving appendages, l. to r., Anubis mummy standing to r., Chnoubis to l., Osiris mummy to l. and Isis to l. with one arm depressed and apparently holding a wand or torch, the other raised; probably an inaccurate rendering of a common type, Isis lifting one wing, depressing the other, as she fans Osiris. The figures of Anubis and Osiris are marked by a peculiar stylization of the trunks, which are triangular. At l. and below, Iαω, at r., worm or small snake behind Isis.
Rev. αεηιoυω oρωριoυθ <Iαω>. Most of the letters have strongly marked serifs. Omicron and theta lozenge-shaped. Horizontal line above and below inscription.
Undetermined material; black, greenish gray in cuts. Broad horizontal oval, with suspension loop worked in the stone; 38 X 37. Obv. plane, rev. slightly convex.
Style strikingly like Southesk N 42, which may well be a product of the same workshop; see Lord Southesk's comment in the Catalogue of his collection.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol in simplest form — no key, no deities above, appendages reduced to short lines slanting upward from the sides of the vessel. Below, αυηoει ηιαωει ειαω. The absence of the name Ororiouth is worth noting.

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