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Magical gem: Jesus Christ? (A) star, σωτήρ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-825
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 330, EA 56330
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 330 (EA 56330)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 467; Spier, Gems, no. 591; Michel, DMG, no. 31.5_1
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
glass, red
Dimensions:
24 x 18 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
saint; clothing, unspecified; cross; star; headband?; scepter, unspecified; Jesus Christ?


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A: Standing figure, in profile to left, wearing a long robe (Jesus Christ?). Left arm raised and bent in elbow, holdig a cross, right arm also raised, the object in the right hand cannot be identified. In front of the figure, on the left, perhaps a scepter(?) originally held by the right hand? The figure is probably bearded and perhaps wears a headband or wreath(?).
B: Star, with an inscription below it, in two lines: σωτ|ηρ → σωτήρ. ‘Saviour’.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-825
Spier, Gems on CBd-825
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-825
Last modified: 2014-10-08 16:15:42
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/825
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CBd-825. 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/825 on 13-08-2022.

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