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Magical gem: Chnoubis, voces (A) Asclepius - Hygieia (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-705
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 21, EA 56021
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 21 (EA 56021)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 22; Michel, BM, no. 319; Michel, DMG, no. 11.7_3
Former Collections:
Hamilton Collection
Material:
agate, red to brown
Dimensions:
22.5 x 18 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Chnoubis, lion-headed; vessel: cup; nimbus; rays (7); rays, double; snake; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; staff, snake entwined; stars (2); jewellery: necklace; clothing: garment; Hygieia; Asclepius-Imhotep; Chnoubis-sign
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Χνουμ?; Χνουμίς?
A: Lion-headed Chnoubis to left, with nimbus and seven double rays around the head. In the free space on the left: Chnoubis-sign set vertically, below Chnoubis: two six-pointed stars. On the right side, inscription in two lines: χνου|μεω → variant of Χνουμίς or Χνουμ? Under Chnoubis: αβρασαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.
B: Asclepius-Imhotep and Hygieia standing in frontal view, facing each other. The god, with shaven head, is wearing a long garment, mantle and a necklace. His left hand is slightly outstreched, his right leaning against a snake entwined staff. Hygieia is wearing a long tunic and a mantle. Her bent right hand is holding a snake, left one holding a cup. The snake passes upward behind her back and holds its head over the cup.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-705
Michel, BM on CBd-705
Dasen 2011b, 72, pls. 6a-b.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-705

 
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CBd-705. 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/705 on 02-10-2022.

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