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Magical gem: Figure with four ibis-heads
CBd-Number:
CBd-572
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,71
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,71
References:
Michel, BM, no. 174; Michel, DMG, no. 41.6.b_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 15 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, ibis-headed; scepter, unspecified; star; hieroglyph, sa; whip; weapon: knife; figure, with multiple arms; clothing: kilt; animal: crocodile; scepter, with star on the top
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants

A: Pantheistic figure standing to front on the back of a crocodile (to left). The figure wears a kilt and a belt, upper body nude. Projecting from between the shouldres where the neck should be: a long staff topped with a star, framed by two ibis-heads on both sides. Behind the figure: two pairs of wings, upper pair of arms visible above the wings, left one holding a knife, right one a whip. In the lower right arm a scepter, in the lower left arm the hieroglyph 'sa'.
Inscription beginning on the left at the bottom: αβλανα[θ]αναλβα[ακ]ραμμαχαμαρι → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα- palindrome, variant of Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-572
Gordon 2011, 44, pl. 7.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-572

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CBd-572. 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/572 on 23-05-2022.

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