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Magical pendant: Animal-headed figure (A) snake, Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-952
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 467, EA 56467
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 467 (EA 56467)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 593; Michel, DMG, no. 2.5.b_8
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
steatite (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
18.5 x 11 x 8 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD? (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, jackal-headed?; snake
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
Drilled through lengthwise.
A: Animal-headed figure (jackal?) striding to left, head to left, with left hand raised.
First narrow side: Horizontal and vertical notches with uncertain meaning.
B: Snake crawling to top.
Second narrow side: ιαω → Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-952
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-952
Last modified: 2014-10-24 21:58:23
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/952
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-952. 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/952 on 22-05-2022.

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