The CBd
Magical gem: Gorgoneion (A) Hecate with lion-headed figure (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1312
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26058
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26058
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 65; Michel, DMG, no. 18.1.b_7
Material:
steatite (?)
Dimensions:
19 x 15 x 2 mm
Iconography:
clothing: garment; clothing: kilt; figure, lion-headed?; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Gorgoneion; Hecate; modius; object, unidentified; rays?; torch, burning; torches (2); weapon: daggers (2); whips (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἀδωναΐ; Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ

A: Gorgoneion.
B: On the right, Hecate trimorph, each head wearing modius; arms holding torches, daggers, and whips with snake-like lashes. On the left, facing Hecate, a lion-headed(?) figure in kilt, crowned with rays(?), left hand raised to mouth, right hand holding an indistinct object. "Inscription beginning at top, Ιαω σαβαωθ αδωναι χω and probably four or five more letters now illegible". (Bonner, SMA). 
C: Illegible inscription (vowels, repeated two or three times) around the edge.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1312
Michel, DMG, 18.1.b_7
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1312

Last modified: 2017-10-05 21:08:42
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1312. 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/1312 on 12-12-2017.

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