The CBd
Magical gem: Heracles throttling lion (A) pregnant woman, donkey (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-760
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 364 (EA 56364)
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 364 (EA 56364)
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 146; Michel, BM, no. 389; Michel, DMG, no. 54.9_2
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
16 x 14 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: donkey; animal: lion; gesture, childbirth; gesture, ithyphallic; Heracles wrestling lion; object, unidentified; Omphale; Ouroboros; weapon: club
Divine Names & Voces:
κκκ

A: Fragment. Ouroboros encircling Heracles throttling the lion. Heracles in profile to left, behind him: rest of his club.
B: Omphale represented as a squatting figure of a pregnant woman, to front. Long, loose hair falling on the shoulders, right hand raised high and holding a club, left hand resting on the knee, unidentified object below the left shoulder. Rests of lines below the figure to the left and right (originally an ithyphallic donkey lying on its back). In the free field on the two sides of the figure: κ, third letter lost → κκ[κ].

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-760
Michel, BM on CBd-760
Dasen 2008, 275–276.
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-760

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CBd-760. 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/760 on 13-12-2017.

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