The CBd
 
 
Magical gem: Sacrifice of Isaac
CBd-Number:
CBd-820
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 515, EA 56515
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 515 (EA 56515)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 462; Spier, Gems, no. X81; Michel, DMG, no. 2.1_3
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
obsidian (black)
Dimensions:
23 x 19 x 3 mm
Dating:
5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Abraham; Isaac; gesture, arms tied; concentric motifs; weapon: knife; angel; vessel, unspecified; scene, Akedah


Normal
0
21


false
false
false







MicrosoftInternetExplorer4






A: Two concentric circles with inscription in between, enclosing the motif of sacrificing Isaac. In the centre, a figure in profile to left (Abraham), right hand raised and holding a knife. Behind him, the angel with large wings, right hand resting on the shoulder of Abraham. Isaac standing on the left of Abraham, with hands tied behind the back. Below Abraham’s left hand, lowered beside the body, perhaps a sacrificial vessel? Between the two concentric circles, perhaps imitating an Ouroboros, untransliterated alphabetic letters.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-820
Spier, Gems on CBd-820

Last modified: 2015-01-12 14:54:18
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/820
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-820. 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/820 on 28-09-2022.

Image-ID 8137

Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Trustees of the British Museum

Image-ID 8138

Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Trustees of the British Museum

Image-ID 8139

Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Trustees of the British Museum

Image-ID 962

Credits From Michel, BM

Rights © Trustees of the British Museum

Image-ID 2013

Rights © Trustees of the British Museum

Image-ID 963

Credits From Michel, BM

Rights © Trustees of the British Museum

1
2
3
4
5
6
6 image(s) total