The CBd
Magical gem: Helios on lotus, triads of animals (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1238
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.29
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.29
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 391; Michel, DMG, no. 22.2.b_6; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 395
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
51 x 31 x 5 cm
Iconography:
animal: crocodile; animal: goats (6); bird: swallows (6); boat, papyrus; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; gesture, greeting; globus; Helios; plant: lotus buds (2); plant: lotus flower; rays (7); scarabs (3)

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Intact.

A: Helios standing to right on a lotus flower with two buds, which grows out of a globe resting on a papyrus boat. The god wears a tunic and mantle, his right hand is raised in greeting, the left hand holds a globe, head is surrounded with seven rays. Around, triads of animals: three scarabs (top), three swallows (above) and three goats (below) on each side, facing inwards. Below the goats, a scorpion on each side, crawling outwards. At the bottom, a crocodile, to right.
B: Inscription in five lines. In the third line: πεπτε → πέπτε. 'Digest!' The rest is made up of characteres, one in the form of a key.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1238
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
Mastrocinque 2014, no. 395.

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CBd-1238. 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/1238 on 23-03-2019.

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Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

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Notes Side A and B

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

Rights © Paris, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A

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