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Magical gem: Mummy with winged figures, pseudo-inscription (A) globe, pseudo-inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2192
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM-IXB 1257
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IXB 1257
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2698; Michel, DMG, no. 39.8.a_2
Material:
prase (green)
Dimensions:
31.2 x 21.8 x 2.6 mm
Dating:
first half of the 17th c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
caduceus; clothing: bandage; crown, unspecified; figures, unidentified (4); figures, winged (2); gesture, arms crossed; globus; moon, crescent; mummy; solar disk; stars (6); zodiac cycle
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

Description: Both sides upright oval and flat. Shape 8. Green prase, intact. Set in a modern gold mount.

A: A herm- or mummy-like bearded figure, wearing a crown, arms crossed over his chest. Beside his head, a circle (sun) and a sickle (moon). Below him, there are four figures, two of them winged. In the field, pseudo-magical inscriptions. On the left: ινυχιν|διηζω|χιηδινι|λιζοιγ|χα||νχιη character ιηδι. On the right: ηυινυ|οιχδιυ|υιχωνυι|νινυιδιιχ|ιοι||ωιηυ|ηδι. Under the figures' feet: υχιηδνχυθ|χγζι.
B: Symbols of Venus, Mars, Sun, Pisces, Moon, Saturnus and Sagittarius (from left to right), surrounding a winged caduceus placed above a celestial globe showing schematic lines of longitude and latitude and decorated with six stars. Pseudo-magical inscriptions: on the left: δινυ|ηυι|χιυι|ιη|δυ; on the right: ηδ|χιδο|ηιδιι|υοι|ιο. Under the globe: χδζο → unidentified voces.

/Description: Erika Zwierlein-Diehl –CBd/

Post-antique. The piece may have been copied after Chifletius-Makarius, Abrasax, see Drawing of a magical gem: Osiris-Christ figure (A) Bearded, crowned man (B) (side A).

Bibliography
Barb 1953, 193–238, 218, no. 85.
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2192
Michel 2005, 155 nos 78, 79, 81.
Zwierlein-Diehl 2007, 293, 490, Abb. 916 a, b.
Zwierlein-Diehl 2014, figs 18–19.

For this and related types see: Michel, DMG, 129–130 pl. 102, 103, VIII 1, 315 list no. 39,8.

Last modified: 2017-11-28 13:37:24
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CBd-2192. 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/2192 on 17-12-2017.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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