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Magical gem: Jackal-headed figure standing on Ouroboros
CBd-Number:
CBd-574
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 16, EA 56016
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 16 (EA 56016)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 40; Michel, BM, no. 176; Michel, DMG, no. 41.6.f_1
Former Collections:
Stewart, C. Esq.
Material:
magnetite (black)
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; figure, jackal-headed; Pantheos; weapon: daggers (2); scepters (2); tail of bird; whip; figure, with multiple arms; scepter, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω

A: Composite Pantheos figure with the head of a jackal and the body of a scarab, standing to front on an Ouroboros cartouche. Head turned left, behind the figure two pairs of wings. Upper arms holding tall scepters, lower arms holding daggers. A bird’s tail projects from the hips on the right, on the left: a whip. The legs are human, feet to left. Inscription in the cartouche: ιαω.
S. Michel connects the motif with a description in a Demotic magical papyrus.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-574
Michel, BM on CBd-574
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-574
 

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CBd-574. 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/574 on 29-09-2022.

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