The CBd
Magical gem in a modern gold ring: Aphrodite and Eros (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2915
ID-Number:
GB_London, V&A_613-1871
Collection:
GB_London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory:
613-1871
Former Collections:
Waterton, Edmund (1830–1881)
Material:
turquoise
Dimensions:
stone: 20 x 15 mm; ring: 2.9 cm (height), 3 cm (width), 2.5 cm (depth)
Dating:
ring: 17th century (V&A)
Iconography:
Aphrodite anadyomene; Eros; weapon: sword?
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; αρρωριφρασις and variants; νιχαρωπληξ and variants

Description: Upright oval, lentoid gem, both faces convex. Shape 1. The turqoise stone is set in the oval, revolving bezel of a 17th century gold ring with a hoop formed by three chains decorated with faceting and rosettes.

A: The figure of Aphrodite anadyomene standing nude, wringing her hair, head to left, turning towards Eros, who stands in profile on the left, facing her, with a sword (?) in his raised right hand.
B: Greek inscription in six lines: αρρωρρι|θραϲϲινιχ|αροπληξ|αζαραχθχ||.α?]θχαρα|ωζα → variant of αρρωριφρασις, variant of νιχαρωπληξ, unknown voces (tentative reading based on close observation of the gem in March 2017). 

Bibliography
CBd-2915 on the V&A Museum website

Last modified: 2017-10-18 12:56:31
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2915
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2915. 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/2915 on 08-12-2019.

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