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Magical pendant: Figures, bird, lion
CBd-Number:
CBd-947
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 196, EA 56196
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 196 (EA 56196)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 588
Former Collections:
Albert Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
31 x 15 mm
Dating:
4th–6th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
bust; figure, female; figure, unidentified; bird, unspecified; animal: lion; figure, winged; clothing, unspecified

A: Bust of a human figure with bearded head in profile to left, above a high, rectangular construction. In front of the figure, a bird, facing him. Below, in profile to left, a further figure. In the free field at the top, non-Greek letters or characteres.
B: Winged (?) figure, to left, holding a long staff in his outstretched arm. Below, a lion striding to right. In the free field around the figures, untransliterated letters or characteres.
C: (top of the cylinder): Rest of a female figure standing to right in a long robe, right hand raised (to mouth?).
D: (bottom of the cylinder): Rest of an illegible inscription.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-947
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-947

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CBd-947. 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/947 on 06-02-2023.

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