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Magical gem: Table between animal-headed birds
CBd-Number:
CBd-661
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 125, EA 56125
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 125 (EA 56125)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 263; Michel, DMG, no. 38.2_1
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
10 x 12 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
stars (7); object, unidentified; animal: lion; table; birds, with animal head (2)

A: On a table with feet composed of two vertical lines with crossing notches, an X-shaped line topped with a square, flanked by two squares on top of each other at the sides of the table. Below the table, a lion striding left, on the two sides, two long-footed birds: the left one with a snake’s neck and a ram’s head, the right one with a snake’s neck and a bull’s head. In the free field between the two figures: three signs or characteres. At the top: seven eight-pointed starts in one line.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-661
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-661

Last modified: 2021-03-08 20:10:58
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CBd-661. 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/661 on 02-10-2022.

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