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Magical amulet: CG 515

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unknown

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Description

Obverse: a figure with the body of humanoid shape, but otherwise bird-like. It has wings, which are extended, bird's legs and feet and a small avian head in profile to the left. A crown of rays and a nimbus recall the legendary phoenix, which is extensively alluded to on amulets. the reverse is blank.

Notes

History note: McClean bequest

Measurements and weight

12
9

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by McClean, Frank

Dating

4th Century-6th Century
Circa 300 - Circa 600

School or Style

Roman Imperial

Components of the work

Intaglio

Materials used in production

Bloodstone

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 515
Primary reference Number: 124593
Gem catalogue number: B 335(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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