The CBd
Magical gem: Anguipes, mummy, animals (A) Chnoubis, uterus (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1752
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M085
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M085
References:
Michel 2001, no. 145; Michel, DMG, no. 11.3.e_4
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
46.2 x 24.9 x 5.8 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; animal: crocodile; Chnoubis, lion-headed; Chnoubis-sign; clothing: garment; figure, female; figure, male; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, lying; key, unspecified; keys (2); mummy; nimbus; Ouroboros; scarab, with outstreched wings; uraei (2); uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; Χνουβίς
Logoi:
Ἰαεω‑palindrome

A: Scene enclosed by an Ouroboros, with head at top, to right. At the top: a cock-headed Anguipes in armour and mantle, head to right, right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield. Below, a scarab with outstretched wings, both wings topped by a uraeus. Below, a lion walking to left, trampling a body lying on the ground and approaching a female figure standing to right in a long robe, hand raised to mouth. Below the lying figure, a crocodile, head to left. Inscribed on the two sides of the scarab: ιαω → Ἰάω. Inscription outside the Ouroboros, partly illegible → Ἰαεω-palindrome, Ἀβρασάξ.
B: The lion-headed Chnoubis-snake upright, without coils, nimbate head surrounded with six rays. Beside Chnoubis, on the left, a uterus in the shape of a cupping vesel, with a key. To the right of Chnoubis, a further key (bottom) and a Chnoubis-sign (top). Inscription around: χνουβισπαυσονπονοντουστομαχουαβρασαξ → Χνουβίς, παῦσον πόνον τοῦ στομάχου, Ἀβρασάξ. 'Chnoubis, stop the pain of the stomach, Abrasax.'

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1752

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CBd-1752. 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/1752 on 17-11-2018.

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Credits From Michel 2001

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