The CBd
Magical gem: Deities standing on uterus (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1049
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 22
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 22
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 131; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.f_9
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 x 12 x 4 mm
Iconography:
Anubis as mummy; clothing, unspecified; clothing: bandage; cornucopia; crown, unspecified; figure, winged; gesture, greeting; gesture, protective; Isis-Tyche; key (6-bitted); Nephthys; Osiris; Ouroboros; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales, αεηιουω; voces, unidentified; ορωριουθ
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: Ouroboros encircling a uterus-symbol with a six-bitted key. Uterus with fallopian tubes and ligaments. Above the uterus, a group of deities, from left to right: Nephthys with wings facing right in a gesture of protection; Anubis as a mummy with head to right;  the mummy of Osiris in profile to left; Isis-Tyche with cornucopia, right hand raised in greeting. The figures of Nephthys, Osiris and Isis-Tyche are crowned. Below them, flanking the uterus: αε|ηι|ο → part of the Greek vowel series. Inscription outside the Ouroboros: σορο[- - -]φριου[- - -]. → σοροορ-logos
B: Inscription in five lines: ορωριο|υθσουε|ρουθκαι|εισσχυρ|αιναν → unidentified voces inculding ορωριουθ and, perhaps a Greek text (?). For a possible interpretation, see Bonner, SMA

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1049

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

Last modified: 2014-10-25 18:00:36
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1049. 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/1049 on 12-12-2017.

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