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Magical gem: Harpocrates riding a lion (A) vox (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1099
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_81.6.294
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
81.6.294
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 211; Michel, DMG, no. 19.9_1
Former Collections:
King, Rev. Charles William Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
30 x 22 x 5 mm
Dating:
ca. 2nd–3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
Horus; crown, double feathers; gesture, greeting; solar disk; flail; rays (6); rays, double; nimbus; animal: lion, with snake-headed tail; side-lock of youth
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

A: Harpocrates on the back of a lion, striding to left. The lion has a snake-headed tail, topped with the double feathers crown, his head encircled with a nimbus and six pairs of double rays. The right hand of Harpocrates is raised in greeting, his left holds a flail. His head is crowned with the solar disk, side-lock of youth visible. Inscription around the edge, beginning at top right: χαβραχβ[- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -]χ. → χαβραχ-logos.
B: Inscription in four lines in pterygoma form: μαρ|μα|ρα|ζ|ι. → μαρμαραζι (unidentified vox).

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1099
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1099 
 

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CBd-1099. 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/1099 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.294)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.294)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.294)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.294)

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