The CBd
Magical(?) ring: Reaper
CBd-Number:
CBd-2917
ID-Number:
GB_London, V&A_M.157-1929
Collection:
GB_London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory:
M.157-1929
Former Collections:
Waterton, Edmund (1830–1881)
Material:
carnelian, red to brown
Dimensions:
stone: 9 x 11 mm; ring: 2.8 cm (height), 2.4 cm (width), 1.2 cm (depth)
Dating:
ring: 4th c. AD (V&A)
Iconography:
clothing: tunic; plant: stalks of grain (3); reaper

Description: Transverse oval, surface flat. Shape 8. Red carnelian. The stone, which is set in an ancient silver ring, has chips around the edge, with a small part of the surface around the lower left edge broken off and missing.

A: Reaper in profile to left, wearing a tunic and turning to cut three stalks of grain with a sickle.
B: Hidden.

Bibliography
CBd-2917 on the V&A Museum website

Last modified: 2017-08-08 15:10:38
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/2917
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-2917. 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/2917 on 08-12-2019.

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Credits Photo: Kata Endreffy

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Credits Photo: Kata Endreffy

Rights © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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