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Magical gem: Chnoubis with triads of animals (A) Anguipes (B)
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/3
CBd-Number:
CBd-3
ID-Number:
HU-SzM-Ant_53.171
Collection:
HU_Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Classical Collection ()
Inventory:
53.171
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
39.2 x 30 x 10.4 mm
Dating:
post-antique copy of an ancient(?) gem
Iconographical elements:
Anguipes; animal: crocodiles (3); animal: quadrupeds, unspecified (3); birds (3); Chnoubis, with unspecified head; rays; scarabs (3); snakes (3); weapon: armour; weapon: shield
Names & Voces:
vocales

Description: Upright oval, side A flat, side B strongly convex. Shape 2–3. Bronze.

A: Chnoubis-snake with unspecified head, rays around the head. Around him, triads of animals: at the top scarabs; birds and snakes on the left; quadrupeds and (fish-like) crocodiles on the right.
B: Frontal view of an Anguipes in armour, with elongated trunk, head to left. Both hands raised, right hand holding a round shield, cock-head and whip not indicated. Hollowed depression in the zone of the heart. On the two sides and around: characteres and letters, mostly vowels, making no sense. Above the left hand: να; below the elbow: μ; on the two sides of the waist, respectively: ζηιι|υοι and ιηνλσ (inverted) |ιυο; beneath the snakes: αιιυιιμηυ → voces including vocales.

The gem belongs to the Anguipes-Chnoubis group (for a list of items in this group, see Michel, BM on CBd-1005). See also CBd-1005.

Bibliography
Unpublished. Mentioned in Nagy 2004.

Last modified: 2017-07-04 13:11:49

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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Notes Side B

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