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Magical pendant: Ouroboros enclosing uterus (A) ορωιηουθ, Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-108
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,25
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,25
References:
Michel, BM, no. 412; Michel, DMG, no. 54.8.a_2
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
32 x 26 x 10 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; Ouroboros; figure, unidentified; Chnoubis, with unspecified head; Osiris
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; ορωριουθ, variants
A: Magical pendant with a strongly damaged image. Ouroboros enclosing uterus with key and three deities above (from left to right): unrecognizable deity, Chnoubis, and Osiris as mummy. In the free space: fragments of indecipherable letters. Around, outside the Ouroboros: fragments of a strongly damaged inscription: ωιαεηιουωιαωηιιο[- - -] → Vocales including Ἰάω.
B: Fragments of an inscription in three lines: ορωι|ηουθ|ιαω → variant of ορωριουθ, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-108
Michel, DMG, 54.8.a_2
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-108
 
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CBd-108. 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/108 on 23-05-2022.

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