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Magical gem: Thoth enthroned, with Horus or Isis (?) (A) Ἀλβαναθαναλβα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-431
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 129, ΕA 56129
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 129 (ΕA 56129)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 52; Michel, DMG, no. 27.4.e_1
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 14 x 3.5
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Horus?; crown, double feathers; clothing: kilt; throne; rays (5); wig; jewellery: necklace; kerykeion; gesture, greeting; clothing: fringed cloak; figure, ibis-headed; Thoth; Isis?; crown, atef
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; Φρῆ and variants; χυχ

A: Two figures on a double baseline, facing each other. On the right: ibis-headed Thoth sits enthroned, wearing kilt and the atef-crown (with ram's horns), right arm raised in greeting, left arm holding a kerykeion. On the left: standing figure of Horus (?) or Isis in a fringed cloak, with five rays around the head, left hand raised in greeting. Inscription: φρηθ|σειη|χυχ → Voces including Φρῆ and χυχ.
B: Inscribed in four lines: αλβα|ναθα|ναλβ|α → Variant of Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-431
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-431

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CBd-431. 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/431 on 03-10-2022.

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