The CBd
Magical(?) gem in a post-antique silver ring: Scorpion
CBd-Number:
CBd-2916
ID-Number:
GB_London, V&A_724-1871
Collection:
GB_London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory:
724-1871
Former Collections:
Waterton, Edmund (1830–1881)
Material:
onyx (banded)
Dimensions:
stone: 8 x 7 mm; ring: 1.6 cm (height), 1.9 cm (width), 2.2 cm (depth), 1.8 cm (diameter)
Dating:
ring: 15th century (V&A)
Iconography:
scorpion

Description: Upright oval, surface flat. Shape 8. The onyx stone is set in a medieval silver ring, engraved with an illegible inscription. 

A: Scorpion from above, crawling to top.
B: Hidden.

Bibliography
CBd-2916 on the V&A Museum website

Last modified: 2017-08-08 14:57:25
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2916. 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/2916 on 14-11-2019.

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