Carnelian. Upright oval, 17 X 13 X 5. Slightly convex on obverse, very convex on reverse.
Obv. Uterine symbol crossed diagonally by two lines making an X; appendages slightly indicated by lines drooping from top. No divinities. A crude example of the uterine design reduced to its simplest form.
Haematite. Upright oval, 13 X 9 X 4.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol. Above, center, a goddess (Isis?) to l., holding r. hand towards head of Bes, who stands facing front a little below her. Behind her, a lion to r. In field, the seven vowels.
Rev. Above, scarab. Below, octopuslike object (tentacles downward), probably another form of uterine symbol. Inscription in two complete circles round design, some letters scarcely legible: oρωριoυθ
σθoμβαoλ.βαυλεσθoμβαρoλαβθoμβληθ ραλθημιθvι. The long formula beginning sthombaole is found, with variations, chiefly with solar designs.
Metal, probably gray iron with slight admixture of zinc; the only example known to me of a metallic amulet of this type. Upright oval, 21 X 17 X 3.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol. Above it, four divinities. At l., facing r., Isis with tall, slender calathus on head (or else Nephthys with her column sign), Anubis mummy; center, Chnoubis serpent to l., disk and seven rays on head; at r., facing l., mummy with disk over head (Osiris?). Over this group, the first five vowels, the other two at l. and r. of uterine symbol. Round margin outside ouroboros, the Soroor formula followed by four characters and ιαω σα, the latter part of Sabaoth omitted for want of room.
Rev. Flying scarab with head of hawk crowned with ovoid ornament, its hind legs touching the uterine symbol in another form, the “octopus” type. Round margin, beginning at top, encircling the design and continuing for half of another circuit, oρωριoυθ σαβαωθ στάλητι μήτρα μή σε Tυφῶv καταλάβη, “Be assuaged, womb, lest Typhon seize upon thee.” On left side of bevel, ψαμμoυvvιoυμμαυτ.
Haematite. Upright oval, 20 X 18 X 4. Well preserved, except for a crack, and one of the most interesting specimens of this type. It provides the means to correct an inscription on another stone of this kind published by Barry and discussed by Delatte (see p. 84
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing Harpocrates seated to front, head to l., on uterine symbol; r. leg extended, l. bent under him. Disk on head, r. hand to lips, l. resting on knobbed handle of key. Round the design, inside ouroboros, ακτιωφι Eρεσχιγαλ vεβoυτoσoυαληθ, and the vowels ιααεηιoυω. For the magical names, see p. 197.
Rev. oρωριoυθ αεμειvαεβαρωθερρεθωραβεαvιεμεα (a palindrome)
, two other characters, ιαηιεηιoυωηιη.
Red carnelian clouded with white above and at left. Upright oval, 29 Χ 23 Χ 4. A smoothly drilled depression near the bottom of the reverse may indicate that the lapidary started to make the uterine symbol on this side also.
Obv. Ouroboros enclosing uterine symbol, at r. of which a seated god touches the knob of the key. His head is not human, but either that of a hawk or that of a ram. Above, four divinities; at r. and l., winged goddesses, with one wing raised, the other lowered, in the traditional attitude of Isis and Nephthys fanning Osiris. The figures may be meant for those two goddesses, but they are not clearly characterized. At center, Anubis mummy facing an unidentified goddess. Round the design, inside the ouroboros, and in the field,