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Magical gem: Ibis tied to an altar
CBd-Number:
CBd-107
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Fitzwilliam_B 321 (CM)
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Inventory:
B 321 (CM)
References:
Henig, Cambridge, no. 503; Michel, DMG, no. 27.2.b_6
Material:
steatite, white to grey
Dimensions:
20 x 18 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
bird: ibis, tied to an altar; plant: stalks of (3); star; cord
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
A: Ibis striding to left, with wings tied to an altar with a cord, altar crowned with three stalks of a plant. Above: a star, on the right and left: S-shaped lines (snakes?). Inscription below the image: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Plain.

Bibliogaphy
Henig 1994, 228-29, no. 503.
Michel, DMG, 27.2.b_6

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CBd-107. 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/107 on 23-05-2022.

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