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Magical gem: Ouroboros encircling womb, four deities (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-739
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 333, EA 56333
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 333 (EA 56333)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 368; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.f_7
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
21 x 14 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; clothing, unspecified; solar disk; gesture, protective; Osiris; Nephthys; Isis; Anubis as mummy; key (5-bitted); uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; gesture, greeting
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; ορωριουθ


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A: Ouroboros enclosing a uterus-symbol with a five-bitted key, and a group of deities, from left to right: Nephthys with winged arms, wearing a long robe; the mummy of Anubis; mummy of Osiris with the solar disk on his head; Isis with raised right hand. Rest of an inscription in the free field: α[. . .]ουω → The Greek vowel series. Outside the Ouroboros, also fragmented: σο[- - - - - -] → part of σοροορ-logos.
B: Inscription in two lines: λητο|ορωρ|ιουθ|ειδεσ → voces including ορωριουθ, Λητοίδης (S. Michel)

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-739
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-739

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CBd-739. 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/739 on 27-05-2022.

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