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Magical gem in a post-antique metal mount: Scorpion, lion attacking dog
CBd-Number:
CBd-1564
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_1892.1539
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
1892.1539
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 12.6
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
21.8 (mount) x 27.3 x 8 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
animal: dog or jackal; animal: lion; scorpion
A: Above, a scorpion from above, crawling horizontally to right. Below: a lion, leaping to right, attacking a dog.
B: Hidden.
Gem mounted in a modern metal mount.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 119, no. 12.6
Last modified: 2015-01-08 13:05:25
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CBd-1564. 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/1564 on 21-02-2024.

Image-ID 2918

Credits by Robert L. Wilkins

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