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Magical scarab: Hecate trimorph (A) two figures and stars on scarab (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-932
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 582, WAA 48268
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 582 (WAA 48268)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 573; Michel, DMG, no. 21.2.a_7
Material:
steatite, green to black
Dimensions:
30 x 22 x 15 mm
Dating:
1st c. BC (Michel)
Iconography:
Hecate; gesture, hand raised to mouth; stars (2); Isis?; figure, with indistinct animal head; weapon: daggers (2); torches (2); whips (2); modii (3); clothing, unspecified; clothing: garment; torch, burning


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A: Hecate trimorph, to front, wearing a long garment. Uppermost hands holding burning torches, middle hands holding whips, lowermost hands holding daggers, the three heads adorned with modius.
B: Profiled as a scarab. On the thorax, two small figures in profile on a baseline, facing each other. The figure on the left is animal-headed (perhaps a lion?), and raises one hand to mouth (?), the figure on the right wears a long robe (Isis?). On the two sides, a six- and a seven-pointed star.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-932
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CBd-932. 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/932 on 23-05-2022.

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