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Magical gem: Ouroboros enclosing human-headed scarab (A) Scorpion (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-994
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 90, EA 56090
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 90 (EA 56090)
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XXIV 98; Michel, BM, no. 635; Michel, DMG, no. 50.2.b_2
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
chalcedony, white to brown/grey
Dimensions:
12 x 14.5 x 6 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
scarab, human-headed; Ouroboros; rays (8); scorpion; gesture, orant


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A: Ouroboros, with head in profile to right, enclosing a scarab with human head and arms. Around the head, eight rays.
B: Scorpion from above, crawling to right.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifetius–Macarius, Abraxas, see CBd-2851.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-994
Michel, DMG, 331, 50.2.b_2
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60280&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+635&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-994
Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:37:17
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/994
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CBd-994. 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/994 on 23-05-2022.

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