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Magical gem: Angels, Τετραγράμματον?
CBd-Number:
CBd-824
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 133, EA 56133
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 133 (EA 56133)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 466; Spier, Gems, no. 963; Michel, DMG, no. 28.7.b_1
Former Collections:
Praun and Mertens Collection; Eastwood, George
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
14 x 12 x 2 mm
Dating:
1st–2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
angels (2); altar?; clothing, unspecified; ribbon; wreaths (2)


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A: Square resembling an altar, framed by two winged figures on each side. The figures face each other and seem to wear long robes, one arm of each is outstretched and holds wreaths with ribbons, the head of the figures is perhaps also adorned with wreaths. Inscription in two lines within the square: τετα|ορα?]ε. Below: τον → Τετραγράμματον? (Michel).
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-824
Spier, Gems on CBd-824
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-824
Last modified: 2015-01-09 14:11:22
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/824
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CBd-824. 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/824 on 03-10-2022.

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