The CBd
Magical gem mounted in a modern gold ring: Jonah and the whale
CBd-Number:
CBd-1515
ID-Number:
US-Boston, MFA_03.1008
Collection:
US_Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Inventory:
03.1008
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 347
Former Collections:
Warren, Edward Perry, Collection
Material:
carnelian, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
17 x 15 mm (MFA)
Dating:
late 3rd or early 4th c. AD (MFA)
Iconography:
animal: whale; bird, unspecified; boat; clothing: tunic; figure, male; gesture, orant; Jonah; plant: tree; rudder; scepter, unspecified

A: In the center, a boat with a steersman, while a figure plunges from the prow and a sea monster swims towards him (Jonah swallowed by the whale). To the left, a figure wearing a tunic stands with hands raised in prayer (Jonah praying). Behind the boat, a tree with a bird, below, a seated figure (Jonah) holding a staff.
B: No information.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1515
Spier, Gems, 67, no. 418 (with earlier bibliography)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston website on CBd-1515

Last modified: 2017-10-31 15:29:17
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1515. 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/1515 on 24-11-2020.

Image-ID 8690

Credits Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Rights Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Image-ID 8691

Credits Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Rights Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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