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Magical gem in post-antique gold mount: Mummy on lion's head (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-848
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 253, EA 56253
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 253 (EA 56253)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 490
Former Collections:
Rollin & Feuardent (auction house, 1867–1953)
Material:
glass, brown
Dimensions:
22 x 18 x 3 mm
Dating:
ancient/modern? (Michel)
Iconography:
mummy; bird: eagle; head, of lion
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; λαθαρναχθα and variants


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A: Mummy, to front, standing on a large lion’s head, feet free-standing, to left and right, arms crossed in front of the breast. Bandage visible, head topped with a wig. Above the mummy, clutching it with its claws, a large eagle, with outstretched wings.
B: Inscription in five lines: λαθαρ|μαθα|ατιαβα|συνι|ιαω → voces including variant of λαθαρναχθα, Ἰάω.
In a post-antique gold mount.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-848
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-848
Last modified: 2014-10-08 16:56:31
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/848
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CBd-848. 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/848 on 04-10-2022.

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