The CBd
Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Headless figure (A) Anguipes (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1111
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_95.15.1
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
95.15.1
References:
Goodenough, JS, III, no. 1205; Bonner, SMA D. 152; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.3.h_8
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
28 x 20 x 3 mm
Dating:
ca. 2nd–3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website) / post-antique(?) (Michel, DMG - CBd)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; clothing: kilt; clothing: tunic; figure, headless; hands, severed; head, severed; shoes: boots; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἀβρασάξ; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; Ἰάω

A: Headless and handless man standing to front, with blood sprouting from the neck and the wrists. He is wearing a tunic, kilt and boots. Amputated hands represented in the free field near the wrists, severed head in the upper right segment. Inscription beginning at bottom left: αβλαναθα[. .]λβααβρα[. .]ξ →  Ἀβλαναθα[να]λβα, Ἀβρα[σά]ξ;. Letters near the legs: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Frontal view of the cock-headed Anguipes, head to right, in armour. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand held beside the body and holding a round shield, porpax visible. Inscription around the egde, beginning at bottom left: ακραμαχαμαρεηιουαοω → Ἀκραμμαχαμαρε<ί>, vocales.
Mounted in a post-antique gold setting with suspension loop.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1111
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1111

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CBd-1111. 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/1111 on 16-01-2019.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase by subscription, 1895 (95.15.1)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase by subscription, 1895 (95.15.1)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase by subscription, 1895 (95.15.1)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase by subscription, 1895 (95.15.1)

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