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Magical gem: Jonah and the whale, Noah (A) Good Shepherd, Jonah (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-822
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 583, WAA 82816
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 583 (WAA 82816)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 464; Spier, Gems, no. 438; Michel, DMG, no. 2.4_4
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
39 x 42 x 4 mm
Dating:
5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Jesus Christ; animal: ram; shoes: boots; clothing: kilt; bird: dove; plant: tree; boat; Noah; gesture, kriophoros; Jonah; animal: whale
A: On the left, a boat and a figure with outstretched arms on board (Jonah). Beside the boat, on the right, a square with an ’x’ in its middle, above this, the upper body of a figure, head in profile to right, arms raised towards a bird, facing him (Noah). Below the bird, a small tree. The two scenes are divided with notches. In the lower segment, also divided by notches, a crocodile-like monster. In the free field, untransliterated alphabetic letters, perhaps ιησ.
B: On the left, a frontal figure with head in profile to right, wearing boots and a kilt (Jesus as the Good Shepherd). Both arms are raised and hold the legs of a sheep, whose head is visible in profile to left. On the right a figure, sitting in profile to left within a tent of gourds, pointing downwards with his finger (Jonah). Around, untransliterated alphabetic letters. Below the figures: marks imitating letters.
C: Around the edge, untransliterated alphabetic letters and characteres.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-822
Spier, Gems on CBd-822
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-822
Last modified: 2015-01-13 13:22:46
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-822. 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/822 on 03-10-2022.

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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