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Magical gem: Characteres in Ouroboros (A) walking lion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-653
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 156, EA 56156
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 156 (EA 56156)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 255; Michel, DMG, no. 28.13.b_3
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
24 x 29 x 7 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion; stars (2); Ouroboros
A: Characteres in five lines, enclosed by an Ouroboros decorated with zigzag motif.
B: Lion striding to left. In the free field above and to the left: two eight-pointed stars.
Based on the differences in the style of engraving, S. Michel has raised the possibility of the two sides having been created by two different stone-cutters.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-653
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-653
Last modified: 2014-09-19 10:49:14
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/653
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CBd-653. 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/653 on 03-10-2022.

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