The CBd
Magical gem: Harpocrates, Hecate, Chnoubis (A) Ouroboros, seven stars (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-129
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 251, EA 56251
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 251 (EA 56251)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 67; Michel, DMG, no. 21.2.b_1
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953)
Material:
obsidian (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 17 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; clothing: garment; stars (7); rays (8); modius; gesture, hand raised to mouth; weapon: daggers (6); cornucopia; Ouroboros; Horus; Hecate; crown, lotus

A: Hecate trimorph in peplos, wearing modius, and holding six daggers. On the left: a nude youth (Harpocrates) wearing a crown, with one hand raised to mouth, the other holding a cornucopia. On the right: the lion-headed Chnoubis-snake with eight rays, facing left.
B: Ouroboros enclosing seven stars placed in two lines.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-129
Michel, DMG, 21.2.b_1
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-129

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CBd-129. 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/129 on 30-09-2022.

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