The CBd
Magical gem: Lion-headed figure (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1417
ID-Number:
US-Boston, MFA_01.7556
Collection:
US_Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Inventory:
01.7556
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 234; Michel, DMG, no. 37.B.1.b_1
Former Collections:
Warren, Edward Perry, Collection
Material:
rock crystal
Dimensions:
35.5 x 25 mm (MFA)
Dating:
middle of the 2nd–3rd c. AD (MFA)
Iconography:
clothing: mantle; figure, lion-headed; globus; rays (7); whip
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

A: Lion-headed figure in three-quarter view, head to left and surrounded with seven rays, wearing a chlamys thrown over the right shoulder. Right hand raised and bent in elbow, holding a whip, left hand stretched forward and holding a globe.
B: Inscription in six lines: zεθἄφοβε|τωρθροψμεω|μιθορονφαωχι|ειλεοςτηεμε|ψυχηκαιτυς||εμουςτεκνυς → Ζεθ ἄφοβε, τωρθροψμεωμιθορονφαωχι ἵλεως τῇ ἐμῇ ψυχῇ καὶ τοῖς ἐμοῖς τέκνοις.  'Fearless Seth', unknown voces, 'be graceful to me and my children!'

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1417
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston website on CBd-1417

Last modified: 2017-04-11 20:18:52
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1417. 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/1417 on 19-03-2019.

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