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Magical gem: Lion on prone figure (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-665
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 234, ΕA 56234
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 234 (ΕA 56234)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 279; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.a_3
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
12 x 14 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion, with snake-headed tail; star; moon, crescent; clothing: bandage; crown, double feathers; gesture, lying; mummy?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified

A: Figure lying prone with head (to left) raised, arms and feet stretched. Notches on the body of the figure indicate mummy bandage? Above the figure: a leaping lion, to left, its tail ending in a snake’s head topped with the double feathers crown (S. Michel: atef). Above the lion's head: a crescent and an eight-pointed star.
B: Inscription in five lines: ιαω|βασξ|χαεηβα|χωονω|α → voces including Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-665
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-665

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CBd-665. 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/665 on 28-09-2022.

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