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Magical gem: Eros and Psyche (A) vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-489
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 519, EA 56519
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 519 (EA 56519)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 89; Michel, DMG, no. 15.2.c_4
Former Collections:
Ready, A.
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
14 x 14 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Eros and Psyche; gesture, embrace; clothing: garment
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

The lower part of a broken gemstone.
A: On the left: nude male figure standing to right, with wings on his back (Eros). The stone is broken at his chest, arms and head are missing. On the right a female figure standing to left, wearing peplos, only her toes are touching the baseline (Psyche). Her body is preserved only up to the middle of her chest. The remains of a wing on her back?
B: [- - -]βιαλη → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-489
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-489
 

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CBd-489. 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/489 on 23-05-2022.

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