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Magical gem: Phoenix standing on column (A) πέπτε (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-775
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,62
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,62
References:
Michel, BM, no. 404; Michel, DMG, no. 43.1_4
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 13 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel). T.p.q.: 121/122 AD (Nagy)
Iconography:
column; animal: crocodile; gesture, protective; globus; phoenix; snakes (2); hieroglyph, akhet

A: Fragment. Phoenix (only the legs are visible) on a column topped by a globe. Together with the globe, the diagonal notches on top of the column constitute an akhet-sign (rising sun with horizon). Below, a crocodile, to right. Rearing snakes on both sides, facing the phoenix, with 'hands' raised protectively. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Fragment of a vertical inscription: [- - -]τε → [πέπ]τε. 'Digest!' Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-775
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-775

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CBd-775. 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/775 on 29-09-2022.

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