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Magical gem: Anguipes, Horus (A) Chnoubis, Χνουβίς. πέσσε, πέσσε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-715
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,40
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,40
References:
Michel, BM, no. 338; Michel, DMG, no. 11.3.e_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
33 x 31.5 x 9 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; whip; stars (7); weapon: shield; rays (7); clothing: mantle; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Chnoubis-sign; Chnoubis, lion-headed; weapon: armour; plant: lotus buds (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; Χνουβίς

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour and mantle, head to right. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, porpax visible. Above the shield, a seven-pointed star. On the right, next to the head of the Anguipes: Horus sitting on a lotus flower with knees drawn up. Around the edge: repetitions of the letter ε; εισ; above the snake’s legs: θε; below the right arm: υυυ|ωωω; next to the shield: υυ|ωω → vocales, εἷς θε<ός>, vocales.
B: Lion-headed Chnoubis, head to front, with nimbus and seven rays, each topped by a seven-pointed star. At bottom right: Chnoubis-sign. Inscription around the edge at the top: [- - ]βισπεσσεπεσ[-] → [Χνου]βίς. πέσσε, πέσ[σε]. 'Chnoubis, digest, digest.'
Post-antique?

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-715
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-715

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CBd-715. 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/715 on 23-05-2022.

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