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Magical gem: Crowned figures with lizard and scorpion
CBd-Number:
CBd-997
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 200, EA 56200
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 200 (EA 56200)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 638; Michel, DMG, no. 51.3_5
Former Collections:
Baker Collection
Material:
marble
Dimensions:
22 x 17 x 3 mm
Dating:
17th–18th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figures, unidentified (2); crown, unspecified; animal: lizard; clothing, unspecified; gesture, hand raised to mouth; scorpion; objects, unidentified (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified


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A: Two figures facing each other in profile. Both wearing knee-long garments and crowns, one hand raised to mouth, the other resting on the hips. Between the two figures, perhaps a lizard (at the top) and a scorpion (at the bottom). Unidentified objects at the very top and bottom of the image. Inscription around the edge, beginning on the right: υναααιχυνααυχυνυασχλ → unidentified voces.
B: Plain.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2870.




Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-997
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/search_object_details.aspx?objectid=60961&partid=1&searchText=Michel+2001+638&fromADBC=ad&toADBC=ad&numpages=10&orig=%2fresearch%2fsearch_the_collection_database.aspx&currentPage=1" target="_blank">The British Museum Collection database on CBd-997
Last modified: 2017-10-01 14:14:50
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/997
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CBd-997. 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/997 on 19-05-2022.

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