The CBd
Amulet gem: Jesus Christ with woman (A) Orant, Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1123
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-MD_17.190.491
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Medieval Art
Inventory:
17.190.491
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
48 x 36 x 10 mm
Dating:
6th–7th c. AD (MMA Coll. website)
Iconography:
clothing: garment; clothing: veil; figure, female; gesture, kneeling; gesture, orant; Jesus Christ; plant: stalks of
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰησοῦς; Χριστός

A: On the right, nimbate Jesus Christ clad in a long robe, extending his right hand over the head of a woman, prostrate on the right, touching his robe. Inscription flanking the head of Jesus: ισ|χσ → Ἰησοῦς Χριστός.
In the free field in eleven lines:
Cross
κεηγυνι|ουσαρψσε|ματοσετι|κεπολα|ουσαηκεεδα||πανισαμιδε|νοφελεθο?|σααλαμαλ|ηδρ|α||μουσα 
B: Female figure in the gesture of prayer, wearing a veil and a long robe. Flanking her, two plants. Inscription in the upper segment in seven lines:
Cross
ξηραν|θηηπηγητο|υματησμ|ουαυτησεντο|νοματιτ||ησπιστεοσαυ|τισ
→ καὶ ἡ γυνὴ οὖσα [ἐν] ῥύσει αἵματος ἔτη, καὶ πολλὰ παθοῦσα ἧν καὶ ἐδαπάνησα μηδὲν ὠφεληθεῖσα ἀλλὰ μᾶλλον ἧν δραμοῦσα ἐξηράνθη ἡ πηγὴ τοῦ αἱματησμοῦ αὐτῆς ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τῆς πίστεως αὐτῆς. (Transliterated by Bol / Breck 1983, no. 165.) Cf. Gospel of Mark 5:25-34.
Set in an ancient silver mount.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection website on CBd-1123

Bibliography
Age of Spirituality 1979, no. 398. (Transliterated by L. Kotzsche)
Bol / Breck 1983, no. 165.
Tuerk 1999

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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1123. 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/1123 on 12-12-2017.

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