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Magical gem: Figure with snake-staff (A) Cynocephalus (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1748
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M029
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M029
References:
Michel 2001, no. 141; Michel, DMG, no. 36.4_2
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 13 x 1.9 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: kilt; animal: cynocephalus; staff, snake entwined; gesture, greeting; stars (2); Horus?; gesture, ithyphallic; pillar; crown, unspecified; bird, unspecified; wreath
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀβρασάξ, variants

A: Kilted, long-haired (?) figure standing to left, holding a snake entwined staff in his right hand, wreath and crown on the head (Michel: Horus?). Behind him, a column, topped by a crowned bird. Inscription on the the left, from top to bottom: αβρααξ → variant of Ἀβρασάξ. On the right: ιαω → Ἰάω and two characteres. 
B: An ithyphallic baboon standing to left, paws raised in greeting. Stars to the left and right of the head. Around the figure, letters and characteres.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1748



 

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CBd-1748. 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/1748 on 03-10-2022.

Image-ID 3899

Credits From Michel 2001

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