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Magical gem: Crowned baboon
CBd-Number:
CBd-986
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 399, EA 56399
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 399 (EA 56399)
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIV 58; Michel, BM, no. 627; Michel, DMG, no. 42.2.b_2
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
13 x 9 x 2 mm
Dating:
17th–18th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; crown, lotus?; scepter, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω


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A: Cynocephalus in three-quarter view to right, one paw raised and holding a staff (or a palm branch?). On the head, a crown (lotus?). In the free field around the baboon, letters in mirror writing: ιαlω → Ἰάω.
B: Plain.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2829. For a related piece in the British Museum, see also CBd-987.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-986
Michel, DMG, 321, 42.2.b_2
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=61395&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+627&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-986
Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:32:59
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/986
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-986. 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/986 on 03-10-2022.

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