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Magical gem: Osiris-Christ figure, four angels
CBd-Number:
CBd-971
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 360A, EA 56360A
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 360A (EA 56360A)
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIX 78; Michel, BM, no. 612; Michel, DMG, no. 39.8.a_4
Material:
obsidian (black)
Dimensions:
28 x 21 x 11 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: bandage; crown, unspecified; figures, unidentified (4); gesture, arms crossed; gesture, dancing?; globus; mummy; base; stars (7)
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 five 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 in three lines:
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: Plain.

Post-antique. The piece may have been copied after Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2835 (side A).

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-971
Michel, DMG, 315, 39.8.a_4, pl. 102, 3
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=62281&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+612&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-971
Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:21:23
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/971
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CBd-971. 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/971 on 03-10-2022.

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