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Magical gem: Uterus, four deities, Ouroboros (A) ορωριουθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-740
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 492, EA 56492
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 492 (EA 56492)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 369; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.f_2
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
16 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; solar disk; crown, unspecified; clothing, unspecified; gesture, protective; Osiris; Nephthys; Isis; Anubis as mummy; key (6-bitted); gesture, greeting
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; ορωριουθ
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos


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A: Ouroboros enclosing a uterus-symbol with a six-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 one hand raised in greeting. Letters scattered around the uterus: ιαω → Ἰάω. Outside the Ouroboros, fragmented: σοροορμ[- - - - -] → part of σοροορ-logos.
B: Inscription in two lines:  ορωρι|ουθ → ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-740
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-740

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CBd-740. 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/740 on 28-09-2022.

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