The CBd
Magical(?) gem: Selene
CBd-Number:
CBd-2803
ID-Number:
US-Boston, MFA_18.388
Collection:
US_Boston, Museum of Fine Arts
Inventory:
18.388
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
height: 13 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (MFA)
Iconography:
clothing: garment; clothing: veil; moon, crescent; Selene; torch, inverted

A:  Floating female figure with a crescent on her head (Selene), wearing peplos and a veil. The veil forms a half-circle around her head and shoulders. In her left hand a torch, the flame is tending downwards; her right hand holds the end of the veil. Around the figure, three stars.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston website on CBd-2803

Last modified: 2017-04-15 17:56:03
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2803
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2803. 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/2803 on 24-11-2020.

Image-ID 8696

Credits Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Rights Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Image-ID 8697

Credits Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Rights Photograph © 2017 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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