The CBd
Magical gem: Cock-headed Anguipes (A) Eagle-headed god (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-451
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26054
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26054
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 172; Michel, DMG, no. 28.11_3
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
37 x 27 x 4 mm
Dating:
post-antique
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; animal: crocodile; animal: cynocephalus; animal: rat?; calathus; clothing: kilt; figure, eagle-headed; hieroglyph, sa; Ouroboros; plant: palm branch; scarabs (7); star; tail of bird; weapon: armour; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; Γαβριήλ and variants; δαρυγκω; Ἰάω, variants; καντευ; κεντευ; κηριδευ; κοντευ; λυκυνξ and variants; Μιχαήλ; Οὐριήλ; Ῥαφαήλ and variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants; σημέα
Logoi:
σημεα-logos

A: Cock-headed Anguipes with human torso and snake's legs, in armour. Head to left, right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand hid behind a round shield, which is inscribed in three lines: ιαηιο|υωηιη|ηωιιι → vocales. Inscription above the shield in four lines: μιχαηλ|ρεφαηλ|γαβριηλ|ουριηλ → Μιχαήλ, Ρεφαήλ, Γαβριήλ, Οὐριήλ, and over the whip: αιεη → vocales. Beside the body, on the left in seven lines: σημεα|κεντευ|κοντευ|κενγευ|κηριδευ||δαρυνκω|λυκυηξι, → variant of σημεα-logos.
and below the legs in six lines: σεμεσειλαμ|λατραμαφταιωιωιω|ιηιηιηιιιιιιιιιιιι|αηαηαηαααιαι|ειω|ψινωθερθερνω → unidentified voces, including σεμεσειλαμ, voces, variants of  Ἰάω. The figure is encircled by an Ouroboros, head at bottom to right.
B: Frontal view of an eagle-headed god wearing a kilt, head to left, calathus on his head with small wings at each side. There are two more wings on the shoulders, and two on the hips, a bird tail projects to the right from the hip. Each hand, raised to the shoulders, holds the hieroglyph 'sa'. Inscribed on the edge, at left and right: ασασαμ|αδουραμ → unidentified voces. 
C: Around the edge: seven scarabs, a star, a character, a cynocephalus, a crocodile, a rat or dog (?), and a palm leaf.
 
Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-451
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-451

Images
A: See the photography by G. Kornbluth
B: See the photography by G. Kornbluth
(In: 'Abrasax gems' of Kornbluth Photography)

Last modified: 2015-01-09 14:52:26
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-451. 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/451 on 12-12-2017.

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