The CBd
Magical pendant: Ibis tied to an altar (A) Chnoubis with deities on uterus (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-780
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 479, EA 56479
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 479 (EA 56479)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 26; Michel, BM, no. 409; Michel, DMG, no. 54.8.b_1
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
52 x 34 x 9 mm
Dating:
4th–5th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anubis as mummy; bird: ibis, tied to an altar; Chnoubis, lion-headed, without rays; clothing (all types); cord; key (4-bitted); Osiris; Ouroboros; plant: stalks of (3); solar disk; star; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales, triads of; Ἰάω; Ἰάω, variants; ορωριουθ

A: Ibis standing to left, tied to an altar with a cord. On the altar, three stalks of plant. Above: a six-pointed star, to left and right of the ibis and the altar: two S-shaped curves (snakes). Below: inscription in two lines: ορωριο|υθιαω → ορωριουθ, Ἰάω. 
B: Ouroboros enclosing womb and key. Above: in the middle, the lion-headed Chnoubis without rays around the head, to left, standing between Anubis as mummy in front and Osiris as mummy behind. Atop Osiris' head: the solar disk. In the field around the figures: ιαω → Ἰάω. Inscription outside the Ouroboros: αεηιουωαειουωαεηιουωια → triads of the Greek vowel series, including variant of Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-780
Michel, BM on CBd-780
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-780

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CBd-780. 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/780 on 21-11-2017.

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