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Magical gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat (A) Greek inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1064
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 18
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 18
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 201; Michel, DMG, no. 19.3.e_1
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
15 x 11 x 4 mm
Iconography:
bird: falcon; plant: lotus buds (2); flail; animal: cynocephalus; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; pedestal; Harpocrates seated with legs extended; boat, papyrus; crown, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
αβεραμενθωουλερθεξαν-palindrome; αβιμιωχωσσως

A: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus flower, which is positioned on a papyrus boat. His extended legs rest on a small pedestal, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. On the left end of the boat, a falcon crowned with feathers, on the right end, a cynocephalus, both facing Harpocrates. Inscription along the edge, under the boat: αβιμιωχωσσως (Bonner: isopsephic equivalent of βαινχωωωχ, 3663).
B: Second part of the inscription on the edge: αβεραμενθωουλερθεξαν 
C: On the edge, beginning on the left: α|βεραμεν|εθωουλερε|θεξαν → variant of Αβεραμενθω-palindrome

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1064 

Images
http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/hsl/slide201.JPEG" target="_blank">Image of A in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
http://www.lib.umich.edu/files/libraries/hsl/201rev.JPEG" target="_blank">Image of B in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library

Last modified: 2019-10-28 15:40:40
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CBd-1064. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1064 on 23-05-2022.

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