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Magical gem: Seth supporting Osiris (A) Μιχαήλ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-420
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 562
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 562 (ΟA 254)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 41; Michel, DMG, no. 39.6.a_6
Former Collections:
Hornblower Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
19 x 17 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
crown?; gesture, lying; gesture, kneeling; clothing: bandage; Osiris; stars (2); wig; vessel: patera?; plant: palm branch; moon, full?; Seth
Divine Names & Voces:
Μιχαήλ

A: Donkey-headed figure half kneeling, to left, supporting the bandaged mummy of Osiris with both arms raised above the head. For an interpretation of the supporting figure as Seth pace Michel's Anubis, cf. West 2011, 140–141. On the left: a palm branch, on the right: full moon/wreath/patera (?).
B: Inscription in two lines: μιχα|ηλ → Μιχαήλ and two six-pointed stars.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-420
West 2011, 140–141.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-420

Last modified: 2020-12-28 22:02:47
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CBd-420. 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/420 on 23-05-2022.

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