The CBd
Magical gem in a post-antique ring: Anguipes (A) Aphrodite (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2684
ID-Number:
GB_London, V&A_M.86-1933
Collection:
GB_London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory:
M.86-1933
Former Collections:
Belford, E. A. Lt.-Col.
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
stone: 12 x 7 mm; ring: 19 x 20 x 14 mm
Dating:
ring: 18th century (V&A)
Iconography:
Anguipes; Aphrodite; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἰάω

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Green and red jasper. Intact. Set in an 18th century gold ring with a revolving silver bezel.

A: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand stretched forward and holding a whip, left hand hid behind a round shield seen from the side. Both feet to the right. Letters on both sides of the figure: ια ω→ Ἰάω.
B: Nude female figure (Aphrodite) standing to front, with right hand lowered, and left hand covering her breast. Letters on two sides of the figure: ατι τα → unknown vox magica. 

Bequeathed by Lt-Col. E. A. Belford; said to have been taken from the baggage of Prince Charles Edward Stuart at the Battle of Culloden in 1746 by the donor's great-grandfather.

Bibliography
CBd-2684 at the V&A Museum website  

Last modified: 2017-08-08 12:30:02
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2684. 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/2684 on 08-12-2019.

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