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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-792
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 149, EA 56149
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 149 (EA 56149)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 434; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.b_8
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
36 x 17 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; gesture, defensive; Lilith; Solomon; star; weapon: spear; gesture, lying
Divine Names & Voces:
Σολομών


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A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon). He is wearing shoes, tunic, and mantle, stabbing a woman lying on the earth with a spear held in his right hand. The woman has long hair and is raising her right hand in a defensive gesture (Lilith). In the free field: an eight-pointed star in front of the head of the rider. Inscription around, beginning above the tail of the horse: σολομων → Σολομών.
B: Fragment of an inscription, originally in five lines: σφ|ρα|γι|[.]|[- - -] → σφραγὶ[ς θεοῦ]. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-792
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-792

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CBd-792. 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/792 on 29-09-2022.

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