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Magical gem: Characteres, scorpion, crab (A) mummy (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-972
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 9, EA 56009
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 9 (EA 56009)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 613; Michel, DMG, no. 39.8.b_5
Former Collections:
Eastwood, George
Dimensions:
42.5 x 32 x 7.5 mm
Dating:
17th–18th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
mummy; clothing: bandage; base; gesture, arms crossed; crab; scorpion; snake; star; snakes (4)


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A: In the upper segment, a large scorpion from above, crawling to top. Above, a six-pointed star; to the left, a hexagram (Michel: pentragram); to the right, a rectangular grid. In the lower segment, a large crab crawling to right. Between the two animals: one line of (Hebrew?) inscription, the second line transformed into a

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snake where the stone was broken.
B: Mummy standing to front on a pedestal, with snakes coiling at the feet. In the free field to the left and right of the mummy: initials or characteres.
C: Four snakes biting each other’s tails and encircling the image like an Ouroboros.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-972
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=61000&partid=1&searchText=56009&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx¤tPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-972
Last modified: 2014-10-24 22:09:28
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/972
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-972. 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/972 on 22-05-2022.

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