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Magical gem: Human-headed scarab, characteres
CBd-Number:
CBd-940
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 287, EA 56287
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 287 (EA 56287)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 581
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
9 x 8 x 3 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
scarab, human-headed; crown, unspecified; wig


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A: Composite figure with a bearded human head, to left, adorned with a wig and crown. The body is that of a scarab, but also resembles canopus-vessels. Around the figure: characteres or Pehlevi letters?
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-940
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-940
Last modified: 2014-10-24 21:56:06
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/940
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CBd-940. 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/940 on 04-10-2022.

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