The CBd
Magical gem: Deities standing on uterus (A) 'Stand up!' (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1051
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 26
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 26
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 134; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.h_7; Smith–Hutton 1908, nr. 252
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor); Cook, Wyndham Francis (1860–1905)
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
13 x 10 x 3 mm
Iconography:
clothing: bandage; clothing: garment; flails (2); gesture, arms crossed; gesture, greeting; Isis?; key (7-bitted); Nephthys?; Osiris; Ouroboros; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; Ἰάω; ορωριουθ

A: Ouroboros, with head at top to left, encircling a uterus-symbol with a seven-bitted key. Uterus with fallopian tubes and ligaments. In the center: a group of deities standing above the uterus. At each side a goddess (probably Isis and Nephthys) with one hand raised in greeting, facing a figure squatting to front, with arms crossed and holding flails (the mummy of Osiris) in the middle. Inscription around the edge: ορωριουθ, three characteres, αηωααιουεαιιαω → ορωριουθ, vocales, Ἰάω. 
B: Inscription in two lines: επιπ|οδια → ἐπί ποδία. 'Stand up!'.  
In the interpretation of Ann E. Hanson, the gem is intended to hasten childbirth (okytokion).

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1051 
Hanson 2004, 267-68.

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: 2014-10-25 18:01:06
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CBd-1051. 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/1051 on 17-12-2017.

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