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Magical gem: Enthroned figure, procession
CBd-Number:
CBd-821
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 262, EA 56262
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 262 (EA 56262)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 463; Bonner 1951, no. 57; Spier, Gems, no. X86
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
21 x 29 x 4 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
throne; bird, unspecified; birds (5); scepters (2); scepter, unspecified; figures (8)


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A: Four horizontal fields, divided by double lines (at the top) and single lines (below). In the uppermost segment, five flying birds, three of them to right, two to left, with five balls scattered around them. In the central field, figure sitting on a throne, right hand raised, left hand resting on his lap, nimbed head in profile to left. On the two sides of the throne, a procession of eight figures (five on the left, the first one nimbed; three on the right, winged and horned). The first on each side holds a scepter, the rest touches the shulder of the figure in front of him. Scattered in the free field, four ball-like objects, two on the left and right of the throne, two behind each line of figures. Alphebetic letters (ιζλ) and characteres above the head of the figures on the left. In the two lower segments: letters and inscriptions, the lower one originally in two lines.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-821
Bonner 1951 on CBd-821
Spier, Gems on CBd-821
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-821
Last modified: 2014-10-08 16:13:57
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/821
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-821. 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/821 on 04-10-2022.

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits From Michel, BM

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Credits From Michel, BM

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