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Magical gem: Griffin (A) Greek letters (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-685
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 36, ΕA 56036
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 36 (ΕA 56036)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 299; Michel, DMG, no. 40.2_4
Material:
rock crystal
Dimensions:
36 x 55 x 7.5 mm
Dating:
16th–17th c. AD? (Michel)
Iconography:
griffin; gesture, lying; figure, male; gesture, orant; plant: palm branch
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
A: Cock-headed griffin standing to left over a nude figure lying face down on the ground, arms held as in prayer. On the left, a smaller human figure standing, also nude, handing a large palm branch over to the griffin with arms raised above his head. Inscription above the griffin in one line: αρλβα. On the left, in front of the griffin’s beak: θυ|ωο|υι; below its belly: λε|λισ → unidentified voces.
B: Letters in one line: ωσξ. 
Cf. CBd-2927

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-685
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-685
Last modified: 2017-05-09 17:27:39
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/685
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CBd-685. 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/685 on 23-05-2022.

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