The CBd
Magical gem: Deities standing on uterus (A) scarab, uterus (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1054
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 20
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 20
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 139; Michel, DMG, no. 54.4.b_5
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
metal
Dimensions:
21.3 x 17.5 x 3.4 mm
Iconography:
animal: lion; Bes; clothing: garment; clothing: mantle; crown, unspecified; Isis; object, unidentified; scarab; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; uterus, octopus-like
Logoi:
σθομβαολη-logos

A: Ouroboros with head at top to left, enclosing a uterus in the form of a cupping vessel, and a six-bitted keys below it. Above, in the center, a goddess (Isis?) in a long robe and mantle to left, stretching her right hand (holding something?) towards Bes, standing to front on the left. To the right of the goddess, a lion walking to right. In the free field, above and below them, the seven vowels.
B: At top, a scarab. At bottom, an octopus-like uterus. Inscription in two lines around the edge: ορωριουθ characteres σθομβαολ.βαυλεσθομβαρολαβθομβληθραλθημιθνι → ορωριουθ, σθομβαολη-logos.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1054 

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: 2014-11-27 15:19:17
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CBd-1054. 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/1054 on 12-12-2017.

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