The J. Paul Getty Museum

Magical Gem

Object Details

Title:

Magical Gem

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Date:

A.D. 100–250

Medium:

Hematite

Object Number:

83.AN.437.59

Dimensions:

2 × 1.5 × 0.2 cm (13/16 × 9/16 × 1/16 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Damon Mezzacappa and Jonathan H. Kagan

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Object Description

A: Inscription in two lines, "oror/iouth". B: Ouroboros enclosing diva Matrix with key of 7 teeth; Chnoubis serpent with seven rays, on either side Isis and Nephthys.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1983

Damon Mezzacappa and Jonathan H. Kagan (New York, New York), donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Michel, Simone. Die Magischen Gemmen. Zu Bildern und Zauberformeln auf geschnittenen Steinen der Antike und Neuzeit. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2004), p. 335, 54.2.b (GET 50), pl. 70, 3.

Dasen, Véronique. "Healing Images. Gems and Medicine." Oxford Journal of Archaeology 33 (May 2014), pp. 180, 182, fig. 2.