The CBd
Amulet gem: Ophiouchos
CBd-Number:
CBd-723
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 388, EA 56388
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 388 (EA 56388)
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 351; Michel, BM, no. 346; Michel, DMG, no. 46.5_1
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
20 x 17 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, wrapped in snake; snake; stars (39)

A: Three-quarter view of a male figure, striding to left, with a giant snake coiling around his body. The snake’s head is turned back towards the youth. Thirty-nine stars scattered on the body of the snake and the youth alike.
B: Plain.



Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-723
Michel, BM on CBd-723
Michel 2011, 86, pls. 14a-b.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-723

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CBd-723. 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/723 on 14-12-2017.

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