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Magical gem: Seth supporting Osiris (A) δύναμις (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-421
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 38, EA 56038
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 38 (EA 56038)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 42; Michel, DMG, no. 39.6.a_7
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 13 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Osiris; figure, donkey-headed; gesture, lying; gesture, kneeling; clothing: bandage; vessel: patera?; moon, full?; clothing: kilt; crown?; Ouroboros; Seth

A: Enclosed by the Ouroboros: half-kneeling donkey-headed figure in kilt, to left, supporting the bandaged mummy of Osiris with 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: wreath/full moon/patera?
B: Inscription in three lines: δυν|αμι|σ → δύναμις. 'Dynamis.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-421
West 2011, 140–141.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-421

Last modified: 2020-12-28 22:03:21
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CBd-421. 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/421 on 28-09-2022.

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