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Magical gem: Seth supporting Osiris (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-419
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 511, EA 56511
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 511 (EA 56511)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 40; Michel, DMG, no. 39.6.a_5
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
23 x 17 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Osiris; wig; figure, donkey-headed; gesture, lying; gesture, kneeling; clothing: bandage; solar disk; vessel: patera?; plant: palm branch; moon, full?; crown?; Seth
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; λυκυνξ and variants

A: Nude, donkey-headed figure half kneeling to right, supporting the mummy of Osiris with both arms raised above the head. Osiris is bandaged, bewigged, and crowned with the solar disk. For an interpretation of the supporting figure as Seth pace Michel's Anubis, cf. West 2011, 140–141. On the right: a palm branch, on the left: full moon/wreath/patera (?).
B: Inscription in two lines: αδυδιαω|λυκυνξ → Voces including Ἰάω, λυκυνξ (part of the σημεα-logos).

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-419
West 2011, 140–141.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-419

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: 2020-12-28 22:02:19
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CBd-419. 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/419 on 22-05-2022.

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