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Magical(?) gem: Horus and Isis
CBd-Number:
CBd-537
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,112
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,112
References:
Michel, BM, no. 137; Michel, DMG, no. 16.2.b_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
17.2 x 132 x 2.4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Horus; vessel: situla?; clothing: headcloth?; wig?; Isis; uraeus; gesture, greeting; clothing: garment; solar disk; scepter, was; clothing: kilt; hieroglyph, ankh?
A: On the left: ibis- or falcon-headed(?) man-like figure (Horus?) standing to right, wearing a kilt and a headcloth(?) or wig(?) on his head. On the top of the head the solar disk. He is holding a situla(?) or the hieroglyph 'ankh'(?) in his right hand and a was-scepter in front of his body in his left hand. On the right: female figure standing to left, raising her hands in a greeting gesture towards the other figure. She is wearing a long garment and a headcloth(?) or wig(?) on her head; on the top of the head an uraeus and the solar disk (Isis?).
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-537
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-537
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CBd-537. 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/537 on 22-05-2022.

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