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Magical gem-cameo: Portrait of Commodus (A) Anguipes (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1436
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-ESDA_38.150.15
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Inventory:
38.150.15
Former Collections:
Marlborough Collection; Weil, Milton Collection
Material:
onyx (banded)
Dimensions:
63 x 51 mm
Dating:
16th c.
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; portrait, Commodus; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to left. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand hid behind a round shield. Inscription around the edge, beginning at bottom left: αρδου γενναι ωδεμενι βασιλισκωσ (pace Boardman: βασιλισκωι) → Greek text?
B: Portrait of  Commodus (MMA website: Marcus Aurelius).

Bibliography
Boardman 2009, 63, no. 77.
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1436

Last modified: 2017-06-06 21:50:19
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1436
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1436. 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/1436 on 17-12-2017.

Image-ID 4080

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Milton Weil Collection, 1938 (38.150.15)

Rights Images © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image-ID 4079

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Milton Weil Collection, 1938 (38.150.15)

Rights Images © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image-ID 4078

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Milton Weil Collection, 1938 (38.150.15)

Rights Images © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Image-ID 4077

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Milton Weil Collection, 1938 (38.150.15)

Rights Images © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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