The CBd
Magical gem: Gorgoneion (A) Hecate (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1038
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 49
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 49
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 64; Michel, DMG, no. 18.1.b_1
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
13 x 10 x 3 mm
Iconography:
clothing: garment; Gorgoneion; Hecate; modii (3); torch?; weapon: daggers (2); whips (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Βαϊνχωωωχ

A: Gorgoneion with two snakes rearing their heads from her hair and two wriggling out in opposite directions from under the chin.
B: Hecate trimorph, standing to front, wearing peplos and crowned with the modius. Lowermost arms holding whips, middle and upper arms both (?) holding daggers (or one of them holding torches?).
C: Inscription: αβρασαξβαινχωωωχ → Ἀβρασάξ, Βαϊνχωωωχ.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1038

Images
Image of A in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
Image of B in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library

Last modified: 2016-02-05 15:06:09
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CBd-1038. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1038 on 17-12-2017.

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