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Magical gem: Sacrifice of Isaac (A) ankh-sign (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-819
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 469, EA 56469
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 469 (EA 56469)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 461; Bonner 1951, no. 53; Spier, Gems, no. 664; Michel, DMG, no. 2.1_4
Former Collections:
Haggard, Sir Ruder
Material:
limonite (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
34 x 31 x 6 mm
Dating:
5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
angel; Abraham; Isaac; hieroglyph, ankh; plant: tree; animal: ram; altar; clothing: garment; scene, Akedah


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A: On the left: a ram, in profile to left, head turned back to right, tied to a small tree. On the right: between two figures (a standing figure in a long robe on the left, with right hand raised, and a shorter figure on the right, with left hand raised), a small child with outstretched arms atop a small altar. Between the figures, perhaps an ankh-sign and a further figure, to front?
B: A large, linear ankh-sign (Spier: ankh-shaped christogram). Inscription around, on the right, from top to bottom: εισθεοσ, on the left, from top to bottom: ενουρανω → ες θες ν οραν. ’One God in heaven’.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-819
Bonner 1951 on CBd-819
Spier, Gems on CBd-819
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-819
Last modified: 2014-10-08 16:13:19
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/819
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-819. 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/819 on 29-09-2022.

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