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Magical gem: Crucifixion (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-816
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 231, EA 56231
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 231 (EA 56231)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 458; Bonner 1951, no. 54; Spier, Gems, no. X93; Michel, DMG, no. 31.4_2
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
22 x 17 x 5 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Jesus Christ; nimbus; figures, unidentified (2); gesture, orant; gesture, kneeling; gesture, crucifixion


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A: Christ crucified: hands tied, feet as if hanging in the air, head nimbed. On the two sides, two smaller figures in profile, turning towards the cross kneeling and praying. In the free field above Christ’s head, Aramaic(?) writing: Jesus M(essiah)?.
B: Non-Greek inscription in three lines.
C: Not-transcribable letters and signs.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-816
Bonner 1951 on CBd-816
Spier, Gems on CBd-816

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CBd-816. 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/816 on 27-05-2022.

Image-ID 954

Credits From Michel, BM

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Credits From Michel, BM

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