The CBd
Magical gem: Uterus with deities (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1351
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_1963.04.0009
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
1963.04.0009
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 130; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.j_8
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 x 12 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Anubis as mummy; Bes; Chnoubis, lion-headed; clothing: bandage; clothing: garment; cornucopia; gesture, greeting; Isis; key (3-bitted); rays (4); solar disk; star?; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel

A: Ouroboros, with head at top to left, enclosing a uterus-symbol with a three bitted key. Ligaments and fallopian tubes indicated. Above the uterus, a group of deities, from left to right: Anubis as a mummy facing right, head crowned with a solar disk; Chnoubis with head to right, crowned with four rays; Bes to front; Isis, facing left with cornucopia in her left hand, right hand raised in greeting. Around the figures, in the free field, letters or characteres (?). Inscription outside the Ouroboros: υιουωουωω οοιουωηηιουο → vocales.
B: Inscription in two lines: ορωρ|ιουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1351
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1351 
Michel, DMG, 54.2.j_8.

Last modified: 2017-06-27 14:44:22
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1351. 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/1351 on 12-12-2017.

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