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Magical gem: Human-headed bird
CBd-Number:
CBd-934
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 222, EA 56222
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 222 (EA 56222)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 575
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
18 x 14 x 5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
solar disk; bird, with human head
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω, variants


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A: Human-headed bird, in profile to left, crowned with the solar disk (Michel: perhaps a siren or the Egyptian ba-bird). Inscription in the free field in front of the bird: ιιεωι → vocales including variant of Ἰάω.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-934
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-934
Last modified: 2014-10-24 21:52:39
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/934
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-934. 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/934 on 04-10-2022.

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Credits Photo: Christopher A. Faraone

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