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Magical gem: Uraeus, Anguipes, Horus, Anubis, Chnoubis (A) inscription (B),
CBd-Number:
CBd-949
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 252, EA 56252
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 252 (EA 56252)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 38; Michel, BM, no. 590; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.f_2
Former Collections:
Albert Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
15 x 33 x 6 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
uraeus; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; rays (7); stars (3); scepter, unspecified; hieroglyph, sa; Anubis; Chnoubis, with unspecified head; plant: lotus buds (2); Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; whip; weapon: shield; weapon: armour; Anguipes, cock-headed; shoes: boots
Divine Names & Voces:
σεμεσειλαμ and variants; Χνουβίς?; Χερουβίμ

A: (From right to left.) A rearing snake (uraeus). A cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right, right hand holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, porpax visible. Horus as a child sitting nude, to left, on a lotus flower with two buds. Legs bent in knee, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Anubis wearing armour and boots, upper body nude, right hand holding a tall scepter, left hand holding a sa-sign. Snake-headed Chnoubis, to left, with seven rays around the head. Above, in the free field, three six- and eight-pointed stars.
B: Inscription originally in six lines:
ιισαωιλνημιαλαυχλαιμι|αμσεμεσσιλαμβογουχει|αραληεργενναταττισσε|ιλτοχνουχιχερουβινε|- - -νε- - -ι- -ι-μονηυηιν||- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - → voces including σεμεσειλαμ, Χερουβίμ; Χνουχί (variant of Χνουβίς?)
C: Characteres and letters.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-949
Michel, BM on CBd-949
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-949

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CBd-949. 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/949 on 27-05-2022.

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