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Magical gem: Four deities standing on womb (A) ορωριουθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-181
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 76, EA 56076
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 76 (EA 56076)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 365; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.c_7
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
19 x 14 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; Ouroboros; Anubis as mummy; rays (7); Chnoubis, lion-headed; Nephthys; crown, unspecified; gesture, greeting; clothing, unspecified; Isis; key (7-bitted); clothing: bandage
Divine Names & Voces:
ορωριουθ; Ἰάω, variants; vocales, αεηιουω
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

A: Ouroboros, with head to left, encircling a uterus-symbol with a seven-bitted key, and a group of four deities. On the left, Isis in a long robe, crowned with the Isis-crown, head to right, right hand lowered beside the body, left hand raised in greeting. On the right, as a mirror image: Nephthys. Between the two goddesses: lion-headed Chnoubis (on the left, head to right) and Anubis as a mummy (on the right, head to left). Inscription inside the Ouroboros, beginning at the top: αεηιουω → The Greek vowel series; vertically upon the uterus, from top to bottom: υιαω → variant of Ἰάω; outside the Ouroboros, running from left to right: σοροορμερφεργαρβαρμαφριουρρρ → σοροορ-logos.
B: Inscription in two lines: ορωρ|ιουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-181
Gordon 2011, 44, pl. 5.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-181

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CBd-181. 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/181 on 28-09-2022.

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