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Magical gem: Solomon spearing Lilith (A) σφραγὶς θεοῦ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-797
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,6
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,6
References:
Michel, BM, no. 439; Michel, DMG, no. 44.1.c_3
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
27 x 17.5 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: horse; clothing: mantle; clothing: tunic; gesture, defensive; Lilith; Solomon; star; weapon: spear; gesture, lying


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A: Rider on a rearing horse to right (Solomon). He is wearing tunic and mantle, stabbing a woman lying on the earth with a spear held in his right hand (only the tip remains). The woman has long hair and is raising her right hand in a defensive gesture (Lilith). In the free field: a star in front of the head of the rider.
B: Inscription in four lines: σφ|ραγ|ισθ|εου → σφραγὶς θεοῦ. 'Seal of God.'

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-797
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-797

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CBd-797. 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/797 on 27-05-2022.

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