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Magical pendant: Animal-headed figure, ἅγιε (A) figure with snake, Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-955
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 584, WAA 102876
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 584 (WAA 102876)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 596; Michel, DMG, no. 2.5.b_9
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
20 x 15 x 12 mm
Dating:
5th–6th c. AD? (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, jackal-headed?; figure, male; snake; clothing: kilt/pteryges?
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: αγιε → ἅγιε. ’Holy’.
B: Frontal view of a human figure, wearing kilt (?). Both arms raised, right hand holding a snake.
Second narrow side: ιαω Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-955
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-955
Last modified: 2015-01-13 13:50:30
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/955
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-955. 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/955 on 02-10-2022.

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