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Magical pendant : Ibis (A) Ouroboros enclosing womb and Chnoubis (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-163
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 526, EA 26732
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 526 (EA 26732)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 413; Michel, DMG, no. 54.8.b_7
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
45 x 25 x 5 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed, without rays; bird: ibis, tied to an altar; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; star; plant: stalks of (3); Ouroboros; figures, unidentified (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales, triads of; vocales, αεηιουω

A: Ibis standing to left, next to an altar with three stalks of plant on it. Above: a four-pointed star, to left and right of the ibis and the altar: two S-shaped curves. Inscription below the baseline: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Ouroboros enclosing womb and key. Above: in the middle, the lion-headed Chnoubis without rays around the head, to left. Around him: notches indicating two further deities. Inscription along the edge, outside the Ouroboros: αεηιυ[. .]αε[.]ιο[. .]αεηι[. . .] → Triad of the Greek vowel series.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-163
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-163

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CBd-163. 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/163 on 29-09-2022.

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