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Magical(?) gem: Falcon-headed Horus with situla and scepter
CBd-Number:
CBd-540
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 32, ΕA 56032
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 32 (ΕA 56032)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 140; Michel, DMG, no. 16.2.a_7
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
chrysoprase (green)
Dimensions:
12 x 10 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: tunic; vessel: situla; scepter, with falcon on the top; Horus; rays (6); crown, unspecified
A: Falcon-headed man-like figure (Horus) standing in frontal view, his head in profile, to left. He is wearing a short tunic, on the head a basket-like crown with six rays or feathers(?). He is holding a long scepter with a falcon on the top in his left hand and a situla in his right.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-540
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-540
 
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CBd-540. 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/540 on 17-05-2022.

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