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Magical gem: Bird holding branch (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1638
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_MN134
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
MN134
References:
Michel 2001, no. 121; Michel, DMG, no. 55.2.d_7; Chifletius–Macarius, no. V 20
Material:
magnetite (black)
Dimensions:
22 x 22 x 3.1 mm
Dating:
18th–19th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bird, unspecified; plant: branch; Chnoubis-signs (2); star
A: Bird standing in profile to left, holding a branch in its beak. Inscription around the edge, above the bird on the left: pun; below, to the left and right of the bird: m sf.
B: Characteres including the Chnoubis-sign, the Z-sign and a star. 

The gem may have been partly designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2791

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1638
Michel, DMG, 342, 55.2.d_7


Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:41:45
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CBd-1638. 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/1638 on 03-10-2022.

Image-ID 3854

Credits From Michel 2001

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