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Magical gem: Psyche bound (A-B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-488
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 116, EA 56116
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 116 (EA 56116)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 88; Michel, DMG, no. 15.2.a_2
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 2 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Psyche bound; griffin; wheel; clothing: garment; column; gesture, arms tied
A: Psyche standing to left, bound to a column of her own height, with her hands tied behind her back with a rope. She is wearing a peplos. On the top of the column a griffin is rearing towards Psyche, in front of the griffin a wheel.
B: Female figure in a long garment(?). Around the figure an inscription with mirror writing (except for the letters rho written standard), beginning below on the right: οωσανδρανεικανδρ. Below the figure: ακ. In a second line, running downwards on the left: ανδρ. (differently from S. Michel's reading ανδρα̣). On the right, running upwards: καλζ (differently from S. Michel's reading καλζ(ι̣?).

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-488
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-488 
Last modified: 2020-12-28 22:36:47
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/488
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CBd-488. 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/488 on 17-05-2022.

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