The CBd
Magical gem: Reaper cutting three stalks of grain (A) 'For the hips' (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-784
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 227, EA 56227
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 227 (EA 56227)
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 118; Michel, BM, no. 426; Michel, DMG, no. 47.1.a_5
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
20 x 24 x 4 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: cap; clothing: kilt; plant: stalks of grain (3); plant: tree; reaper; shoes, unspecified; sickle; water hose?

A: Reaper bending to right to cut grain with a sickle. He wears a kilt and a cap, shoes, upper body nude. Behind him, on the left, a tree with a water hose (?) hung on it.
B: Horizontal inscription: σχιων → <ἰ>σχίων. 'For the hips'.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-784
Michel, BM on CBd-784
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-784

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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-784. 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/784 on 14-12-2017.

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