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Magical gem: Three-headed figure (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-571
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 191, EA 56191
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 191 (EA 56191)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 45; Michel, BM, no. 173; Michel, DMG, no. 41.6.c_4
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 19 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, with multiple heads; crown, unspecified; clothing: bandage
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; σουμαρτα and variants

A: Pantheistic figure standing to front, feet to right. Human body with three animal heads: falcon (in the middle, to right), jackal (on the left, to left), and ibis (on the right, to right), all topped with stylized crowns. Body wrapped in a tunic-like mummy bandage from neck to knees, hands held together on the chest. One pair of wings behind the shoulders, another, smaller pair of wings behind the thighs.
B: Inscription in six lines: βιχω|βιχωβε|υβευχωβ|ιχωβιβε|υσουμα||ρτα → voces including σουμαρτα.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-571
Michel, BM on CBd-571
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-571

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CBd-571. 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/571 on 02-10-2022.

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