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Magical gem: Animal-headed figure surrounded with animals (A) Anguipes (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-841
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 218, EA 56218
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 218 (EA 56218)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 483; Michel, DMG, no. 27.4.b_2
Former Collections:
Eastwood, George
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26 x 18.5 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
3rd–4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; figure, with indistinct animal head; bird: swallows (4); gesture, ithyphallic; star; whip; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; weapon: armour; Anguipes, cock-headed; animal: crocodile; scarab, with outstreched wings; hieroglyph, ankh; birds (4)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω


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A: Enclosed within an Ouroboros, head in profile to right, an ithyphallic human figure with snake-neck and -head represented from above, or ibis-head and -neck in profile (?). The figure holds an ankh-sign in his right hand, and is surrounded with animals: at the top, a scarab with outstretched wings, two swallows on both left and right, facing inwards, at the bottom, a crocodile, in profile to right. (For an interpretation, cf. CBd-2.)
B: Frontal view of a cock-headed Anguipes, in armour, right hand raised and holding a whip, left hand hidden behind a round shield, inscribed with ιαω → Ἰάω. In the free field to the left of the figure, a six-pointed star.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-841
Nagy 2012, comm. ad Bonner IV 60-61
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-841

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CBd-841. 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/841 on 19-05-2022.

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