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Magical gem: Gorgoneion with seven sea-serpent protomes (A) Ouroboros (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-977
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,15
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,15
References:
Michel, BM, no. 618
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
19 x 4 mm
Dating:
17th–18th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Gorgoneion; Ouroboros; uterus, octopus-like
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified


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A: Gorgoneion with seven large snakes coiling around the head, resembling an octopus-like uterus.
B: Enclosed within an Ouroboros, head to right at the top, letters in two lines:
ζξε|πσυγ → unidentified voces.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-977
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59650&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+618&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-977
Last modified: 2015-01-09 15:36:02
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/977
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-977. 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/977 on 04-10-2022.

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