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Magical gem: Animal-headed figure (A) Ἀβρασάξ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1156
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1872.562
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1872.562
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.8
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
10 x 25 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
weapon: armour; weapon: dagger; Seth?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ

A: Animal(donkey?)-headed figure (Seth or Anubis?), head and feet to left, wearing armour and holding a dagger in his right hand towards his chest, as if stabbing himself. Left arm raised, hand damaged.
B: Inscription in two lines: αβρα|σαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 124, no. 13.8
 

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CBd-1156. 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/1156 on 24-07-2024.

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