The CBd
Amulet (?) gem: Sarapis with the two Dioscouri (A) Plain (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-3088
ID-Number:
US_Cambridge, Harvard_2012.1.145
Collection:
US_Cambridge, Harvard Art Museums
Inventory:
2012.1.145 (=TL38193.3)
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 45.2.b_2
Former Collections:
Cambridge, Harvard University, Department of the Classics, Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection; Hamburg, Sossidi Collection; Int_Art Market (Sotheby's, New York)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
height: 27 mm
Iconography:
clothing: garment; clothing: mantle; Dioscouri; figure, unidentified; gesture, arms crossed; modius; pedestal; Sarapis; scepter, unspecified; stars (2); weapon: spears (2); weapon: swords (2); wreath

Description: Upright oval, side A flat. Shape 8. Green-brown jasper (Michel) / haematite (Harvard). Chipped along the lower edge.

A: Sarapis to front, standing on a pedestal, wearing a long robe, with left hand holding a tall scepter, right hand raised and holding a wreath. Calathus on the head. He is flanked by the nude figures of the Dioscouri facing him, and holding a spear oe sceptre (Harvard: staff) in their outer hands, inner hands resting on the hip and holding a sword. The figure on the right wears a mantle thrown over the left arm, the heads are topped with a six-pointed star. Below, in front of the pedestal, a figure crouching, head to left, with arms crossed in front of the chest (?).
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 45.2.b_2.
The Harvard Art Museums database on CBd-3088

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CBd-3088. 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/3088 on 12-12-2017.

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