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Magical gem: Uterus, triads of animals (A) vox, Ouroboros (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-727
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,30
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,30
References:
Michel, BM, no. 350; Michel, DMG, no. 54.1.d
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 12 x 33 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; Ouroboros; scarabs (3); snakes (3); bird: falcons (3); animal: crocodiles (3); animal: goats (3); key (3-bitted)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; ορωριουθ


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A: Uterus surrounded with triads of animals: at the top, scarabs crawling upwards; on the left, falcons, head to right; on the right, goats, head to left; bottom left, snakes, to right; bottom right, crocodiles, to left. Below the uterus, a three-bitted key.
B: Inscription in two lines within an Ouroboros, head to left: ορωρι|ουαθιαω → ορωριουθ, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-727
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-727

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CBd-727. 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/727 on 03-10-2022.

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