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Magical gem: Female figure ('Sigé'), youth riding lion (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-670
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 128, ΕA 56128
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 128 (ΕA 56128)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 284; Michel, DMG, no. 37.A.3.b_3
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
21 x 23 x 4 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: lion; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; rider; stars (2); moon, crescent; gesture, hand raised to mouth; figure, female; gesture, lying; figure, unidentified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants; vocales, αεηιουω

A: Figure riding to left on the back of a lion which strides over a nude figure lying face down on the ground. Facing them, on the left, a female figure, wearing tunic and mantle, with right hand lowered beside the body, left hand raised to mouth (Sigé). In the free field between the figures, a lying crescent with an eught-pointed star above it, behind the rider, another eight-pointed star. Letters scattered in the free field around the figures.
B: Inscription in four lines: ιαωσ|αβαω|αεηιο|υω → Ἰάω, Σαβαώθ. The Greek vowel series.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-670
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-670

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CBd-670. 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/670 on 19-05-2022.

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