The CBd
Magical gem: Isis, Zeus-Sarapis (A) male figure with sphinx (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1287
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_1963.04.0004
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
1963.04.0004
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 20; Michel, DMG, no. 52.1.b_1
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
21 x 17 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Cerberus; clothing: garment; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; figure, female; Sarapis; sphinx; throne; torch; uraeus
Divine Names & Voces:
αθθα βαθθα and variants; ιαλδαβαιμ

A: On the right, Zeus-Sarapis seated in profile to left on a throne, wearing tunic and mantle, right hand resting on the head of Cerberus. On the left, a standing goddess (Isis or Demeter?), to right, wearing a long robe. Right hand supporting a tall torch, left hand lowered down above Cerberus. Below, inscription: αθθα βαθθα.
B: A draped man seated on the back of a sphinx, turning back, in profile to right (Bonner: Harpocrates?). The figure wears a tunic and mantle. Below, inscription: ---]αβαιμ, → "i.e. αλδαβαιμ or ιαλδαβαιμ, a magical name of the Highest God in the invocation (apparently Gnostic) in PGM XIII, 153 and 462." (Bonner).
C: On the bevel: ---]χωβωχ → end of the χαβραχ-logos.  

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1287
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1287

Last modified: 2014-10-26 14:54:00
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1287. 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/1287 on 14-12-2017.

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