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Magical gem: Osiris-Christ figure, four angels (A) figure holding snakes (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-970
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 360, EA 56360
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 360 (EA 56360)
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIX 78; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XXIII 94; Bonner 1951, no. 62; Michel, BM, no. 611; Michel, DMG, no. 39.8.a_3
Former Collections:
Ready, A.
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
29 x 19 x 6 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: bandage; snakes (2); weapon: helmet; weapon: armour; tropaion; stars (5); stars (2); mummy; globus; gesture, dancing?; gesture, arms crossed; figures, unidentified (4); figure, unidentified; crown, unspecified; base
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified


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A: Large, herm-like figure standing to front on a base, arms crossed in front of the chest, wearing mummy bandage, beard and a crown (of thorns?). Below, four figures (two to left, two to right) dancing (?) on a globe decorated with stars, also with arms crossed. The two figures on the sides are connected to the larger figure through lines. At the top, two six-pointed stars to the left and right of the figure. Below the stars, inscription horizontally: ιχιηυιν υινυιου | ουχμχ οιτυνι | χιττη υιοιχν.  To the right and left of the smaller figures  ιπι ιυλ → unidentified voces. In the center, characteres or letters.
B: Warrior in armour and helmet (topped with a small tropaion), head to left, both hands stretched out to the sides and holding snakes. In the free field, inscription running vertically: ωσολλλαηαυχη|ηχωδομλρυνπ|νευονδη (on the left, from bottom to top); μερλλνοχιμηο|ηπυελλωριολλ|ηννυσσωρ (on the right, from bottom to top) → unidentified voces.

Post-antique, designed after Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax. For the obverse, see CBd-2835, for the reverse, see CBd-2849.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-970
Bonner 1951 on CBd-970
Michel, DMG, 315, Liste 39.8.a_3 Taf. 102,1.2; Taf. VIII, 1
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60122&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+611&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-970
Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:18:51
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/970
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CBd-970. 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/970 on 23-05-2022.

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