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Medical Magic I

Taubman Amulet 79 (Bonner 28)

At right, altar on which rests vessel like ordinary flowerpot in which are three crudely indicated plants; at left, ibis to left tied by a looped cord, one side of which is attached to rim of pot, the other to the top of the altar. (page 266)

Taubman Amulet 79 (Reverse Bonner 28)

In three lines, . The letters are square, and connected by their top and base lines in such a way that it is not quite certain whether or (left ) was intended.
Limonite. Upright oval, 22 x 16 x 4 mm. (page 266)

Taubman Amulet 80 (Bonner 27)

At right, altar from which three plant stalks grow; the vessel resembling a flowerpot is missing here, as seems to be usual with the heart-shaped stones of this type; cf. Mich. 26019, Brooklyn Museum 16.166, and Petrie, Amulets, Pl. 21 p-r. To the left-hand stalk an ibis, standing to left, is tied. Above, star; in exergue, two S-like curves crossed by a horizontal line. (page 266)

Taubman Amulet 80 (Reverse Bonner 27)

, with two horizontal strokes below.
Black jasper. Heart-shaped with suspension loop above, 32 x 21 x 5 mm. Convex on both faces. (page 266)

Taubman Amulet 84 (Bonner 9)

Lion-headed serpent to left, four rays, two coils. in field, the syllables divided by the snake's body. (page 267)

Taubman Amulet 84 (Reverse Bonner 9)

The symbol
Burnt agate or chalcedony. Upright oval, 17 x 11 x 4 mm. Obverse flat, reverse convex. (page 267)

Taubman Amulet 85 (Bonner 12)

Lion-headed Chnoubis serpent to left; seven rays. (page 267)

Taubman Amulet 85 (Reverse Bonner 12)

The name Chnoubis and the common symbol.
Obsidian. Upright oval, 12 x 9 x 4 mm. Convex on both sides. (page 267)

Taubman Amulet 92 (Bonner 10 {formerly Wyndham Cook})

Lion-headed snake with seven rays sitting to left on altar. (page 268)

Taubman Amulet 92 (Reverse Bonner 10 {formerly Wyndham Cook})
in two lines.
Chalcedony. Upright oval, 13 x 12 x 6 mm. Convex on both sides. Catalogue of the Wyndham Cook Collection, 232; no illustration. (page 268)

Taubman Amulet 96 Bonner 14

Serpent with radiate human head (seven rays) moving to left. (page 268)

Taubman Amulet 96 (Reverse Bonner 14)

Chnoubis symbol, partly chipped off.
Chalcedony. Horizontal oval, 10 x 9 x 5 mm. Convex on both sides. (page 268)

Taubman Amulet 97 (Bonner 13)

Youthful male figure standing to left, the neck unnaturally long; hair falling to shoulders. He is clad in tunic and kilt. Right hand extended holding sistrum, left holds tall was scepter. Crown (horns, disk, reed bundle?) on head. Round edge, five characters and the letter upsilon (twice); in exergue, . (page 268)

Taubman Amulet 97 (Reverse Bonner 13)

Lion-headed serpent to left, seven rays on head. At right, , at left, the common symbol, a vertical stroke crossed by three reversed curves.
Chalcedony, impure and rather opaque; large pit in obverse at lower left. Upright oval, 23 x 17 x 8 mm. Slightly convex on obverse, very convex on reverse. (pages 268-269)

Taubman Amulet 103 (Bonner 29)

Phoenix with seven rays round head, standing on egg which rests on an altar made of a single column supporting a broad top. Above, scarab; at each side, descending, a bird, a scorpion, a cobra; crocodile under altar. Two curves like a reversed S between the scorpions and the phoenix may be meant for small snakes or worms. (page 270)

Taubman Amulet 103 (Reverse Bonner 29)

, with Chnoubis symbol below.
Haematite. Upright oblong with rounded corners, 32 x 16 x 3 mm. From Syria. (page 270)

All descriptions of amulets are taken directly from:

Bonner, C. Studies in Magical Amulets. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1950.

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