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Engraved jasper gem with Anubis and Osiris

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An image of Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: an ithyphallic and possibly mummified Anubis to the right confronting a figure seated upon a rock. The figure seems also to be bandaged like a mummy and, from the arms bent across the chest- the characteristic gesture of the god who holds the flail and sceptre- and a misconstrued atef crown, this seated mummy can be identified as Osiris. Between the two- Osiris and Anubis- are a star and an obelisk which bears the vertical inscription. Reverse: blank. Intaglio cutting, green jasper, 18 mm x 14 mm, circa 100-circa 300. Roman Imperial.

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Engraved gems. Magical amulet. Obverse: an ithyphallic and possibly mummified Anubis to the right confronting a figure seated upon a rock. The figure seems also to be bandaged like a mummy and, from the arms bent across the chest- the characteristic gesture of the god who holds the flail and sceptre- and a misconstrued atef crown, this seated mummy can be identified as Osiris. Between the two- Osiris and Anubis- are a star and an obelisk which bears the vertical inscription. Reverse: blank. Intaglio cutting, green jasper, 18 mm x 14 mm, circa 100-circa 300. Roman Imperial.

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  • Accession Number: CG 493
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Jaymes Sinclair
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 49.51kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2014:05:02 16:42:52

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2nd Century 3rd Century AD afterlife amulet antiquity Anubis dead death deity divine Egyptian engraved gem erect penis finger ring Fitz_ANT gemstones gods green incised intaglio intaglio cutting ithyphallic jasper jewellery jewelry magical amulet mummified mummy mythological mythology obelisk penis phallic ring ringstone Roman Roman Imperial stars underworld Yinepu

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