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Magical amulet: CG 504

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Obverse: altar table or door and lintel of a naos, with three daggers, nails or plant-like stalks emanating from a point in the centre of its top. The table -like structure seems to be positioned over a baetylic pillar. To the furthest left of these projections is tied an ibis; the straight cord is pulled taut and comes to the centre of the bird's back.. The ibis strides left with a hieratic gait. on either side of the bird and altar-like structure, and suspended level with the bird's breast, are two vaguely S-shaped aquiggles, possibly meant as uraei; above, a star . The reverse is blank

Notes

History note: Perceval bequest

Measurements and weight

17
20

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by Perceval, Spencer George

Dating

3rd Century-4th Century#
Circa 200 - Circa 400

School or Style

Roman Imperial

Components of the work

Intaglio

Materials used in production

Grey steatite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 504
Primary reference Number: 124582
Gem catalogue number: B 322(CM)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 20 April 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 7 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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