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Magical(?) gem: Cynocephalus
CBd-Number:
CBd-551
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 520, EA 56520
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 520 (EA 56520)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 152; Michel, DMG, no. 42.3_5
Former Collections:
Ready, A.
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
11 x 9 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; gesture, greeting; gesture, ithyphallic; solar disk; Ouroboros

A: Ithyphallic baboon kneeling in profile, to right, with arms raised in greeting. On the head: oval disk (solar or lunar?). The fragment of an Ouroboros is visible behind the animal, running along the edge of the remaining part of the originally larger stone.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-551
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-551

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CBd-551. 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/551 on 02-10-2022.

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