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Magical gem: Animal-headed figure with sa-sign and scepter
CBd-Number:
CBd-990
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 270, EA 56270
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 270 (EA 56270)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 631; Michel, DMG, no. 26.1.c_4; Mastrocinque, SGG I, no. 68; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIII 51
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
carnelian-onyx
Dimensions:
19 x 10 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
moon, crescent; hieroglyph, sa; scepter, unspecified; figure, jackal-headed


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A: Jackal-headed figure standing in profile to right, crowned with a lying crescent. Right hand lowered beside the body and holding the sa-hieroglyph, right hand slightly outstretched and holding a scepter.
B: Plain.

Post-antique. The gem was presumably made after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, see CBd-2824. For a similar piece in the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst in Munich, see CBd-327.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-990
Michel, DMG, 284, 26.1.c_4
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=59388&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+631&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-990
Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:10:03
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CBd-990. 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/990 on 23-05-2022.

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