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Magical gem: Sarapis, mummy, animals (A) Harpocrates on lotus (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1079
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 54
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 54
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 355; Michel, DMG, no. 45.1.a_6
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dating:
32 x 18 x 3.5 mm
Iconography:
Sarapis; side-lock of youth; flail; plant: lotus buds (4); Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; object, unidentified; crown, atef; solar disk?; rays (7); snake, human-headed; clothing: mantle; animal: lion; clothing: bandage; mummy; animal: crocodile; scorpion; throne; moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω
Logoi:
σθομβαολη-logos

A: Sarapis enthroned to left, clad in a mantle, right hand stretched forward. The  throne rests on a crocodile, head to left, which is placed over a bandaged mummy wearing the atef and lying on the back of a lion walking to left. Below the hand of Sarapis, a scorpion, above it, an unidentified object (Bonner: incense burner). The scene is encircled by a human-headed serpent crowned with seven rays and the solar disk(?). Inscribed at the top: αβλαναθανιαω and various letters → Ἀβλαναθαν[αλβα], Ἰάω. Almost half of the design broken off and missing.
B: Harpocrates seated to left on a lotus flower with four buds, left hand holding a flail. Above the flail, a crescent. Inscribed around the edge in two lines: [- - - -]βαλακαμσθομβλη|[- - - ]ιντωφορυν[- -] → part of σθομβαολη-logos, [δὸς χάρ]ιν τῷ φοροῦν[τι]. 'Grant favor to the wearer'.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1079 

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CBd-1079. 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/1079 on 23-05-2022.

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