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Magical gem: Bes
CBd-Number:
CBd-936
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 595
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 595
References:
Michel, BM, no. 577
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
17 x 15 x 19.2 mm
Dating:
1st c. BC (Michel)
Iconography:
Bes; crown, of feathers


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A: Bes, to front, with bent knees and large genitals, arms bent in elbow and resting on the hips. Head adorned with a crown of feathers, resembling rays. In the free field on the left, in mirror writing: αζε.
B: Conic stamp seal, reliefed with double lines, ending in a drilled, globular handle. Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-936
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-936

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CBd-936. 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/936 on 04-10-2022.

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