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Magical gem: Uterus, jackals, four-headed figure
CBd-Number:
CBd-1004
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,33
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,33
References:
Michel, BM, no. 645
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
glass, blue
Dimensions:
18 x 13 x 7 mm
Dating:
18th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; figure, unidentified; snake?; star; moon, crescent; animal: jackals (2); figure, with multiple heads; key, unspecified


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A: Frame following the edge, like an Ouroboros, enclosing an uterus-symbol with a key (four bits visible). On the left of the key, unidentified figure in a long robe, on the right, a rearing snake (?). In the centre, a sitting jackal on both sides, facing inwards. Above the uterus, a four-headed figure: female (bottom right), unspecified animal (bottom left), falcon (top right), jackal (top left). All heads in profile, facing out towards a star (on the left), and a crescent (on the right).
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-1004
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60358&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+645&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-1004
Last modified: 2015-01-08 16:35:37
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1004
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1004. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1004 on 13-08-2022.

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