The CBd
Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Chnoubis with triads of animals (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1005
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 550, WAA 108810
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 550 (WAA 108810)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 68; Michel, BM, no. 646; Michel, DMG, no. 11.8_4
Former Collections:
Lynch, H. B. F.
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
41 x 30 x 11 mm
Dating:
18th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; animal: crocodiles (3); animal: quadrupeds, unspecified (3); bird: falcons (3); Chnoubis, with unspecified head; rays (4); scarabs (3); snakes (3); star; weapon: armour; weapon: shield; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; voces, unidentified

A: Cock-headed Anguipes, head to left, in armour, holding a round shield in his right hand, and whip in his left hand. Inscription scattered in the free field: ιρβαμ|λυηηιιηινλο|ουξευο|αιιυιιμιιυ → voces including vocales. Around the edge: imitation of writing, beginning at top right: [- -]να*ιδαψ[- -]αο[- -]υαυ[- -]λαηαι → unidentified voces.
B: Chnoubis-snake with four rays on the head, surrounded by animals. At the top: three scarabs, on the right: three rams and three crocodiles, on the left: three birds (falcons?) and three snakes, above the rams an eight-pointed star.
The gem belongs to the Anguipes-Chnoubis group (for a list of items in this group, see Michel, BM on CBd-1005). See also CBd-3.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-1005
Michel, BM on CBd-1005
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-1005

Last modified: 2014-10-24 22:22:01
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CBd-1005. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1005 on 13-12-2017.

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