The CBd
Total: 12 / 12 object(s)
 
Magical gem: Deities standing on uterus (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1355
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26067
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26067
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 142; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.k_3
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
20 x 18 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Anubis as mummy; Chnoubis-sign; clothing: bandage; clothing: garment; crown, unspecified; figure, female; gesture, greeting; gesture, protective; hieroglyph, name (Nb.t Hw.t); Isis; key (7-bitted); Khnum; Nephthys; Ouroboros; scepter, was; solar disk; throne; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; Ἰάω, variants; ορωριουθ; Σαβαώθ; φορβαφορφορβα and variants
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: Ouroboros, with head at top to left, encircling a uterus and key with deities above them. Uterus in the shape of a cupping vessel, ligaments and fallopian tubes visible, the key is seven-bitted. The mummy of Anubis, facing right, holds a was-scepter; an unidentified goddess faces him with hand raised in greeting. On the far left, Isis, wearing crown; on the far right, Nephthys, with her name in hieroglyphs on her head. Both goddesses wear long garments, their winged arms are raised in a protective gesture. Next to the uterus-symbol, the ram-headed Khnum sits on a throne, his head, to left, is crowned with the solar disk, his right hand holds the handle of the key. Inscribed around the edge: "the Soroor formula, partly illegible through abrasion" (Bonner); inside the Ouroboros, around, beginning at top left: (character) ιαια ιαωι εωιω σαβαωθ. To the left and right of the uterus: α|ηι, (character) υ → vocales including variant of Ἰάω, Σαβαώθ, v. 
B: Enclosed within an Ouroboros, head at top to right, an inscription in eight lines: ορωρι|ουθιαηω|ω (three characters) σαβαω|θ (character) ιαηωιεαι|βρρβορπαρ||φορφορβα|ρφορφορ|ραι → ορωριουθ, vocales including variant of Ἰάω (twice), Σαβαώθ, variant of φορβαφορφορβα. 

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1355
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1355
Michel, DMG, 54.2.k_3.

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CBd-1355. 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/1355 on 13-12-2017.

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