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Magical gem: Three Graces (A) Horus sitting on lotus flower (B) Greek text (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1100
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_81.6.308
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
81.6.308
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 61; Michel, DMG, no. 10_2
Former Collections:
King, Rev. Charles William Collection
Material:
haematite (?)
Dimensions:
23 x 25 x 5 mm
Dating:
ca. 2nd–3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
Graces (3); clothing, unspecified; primeval mound?; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); star; crown, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome

A: The three Graces standing in a group, on the right, a star. Inscription around the edge, beginning at top left: ζησεσδαβατι → ζησ{ε}<αι>ς Δάβατι (C. Bonner).
B: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up, on a lotus flower with two buds positioned on a baseline standing for the primeval mound (?). Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail, head crowned. Inscription around: αβλαναθαν round margin, αλ →  Ἀβλαναθαναλ<βα>-palindrome.
C: Inscription around the edge: συνικασπαντεσ → σὺ νικᾷς πάντες. (C. Bonner) 'You defeat everyone.'

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1100
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1100

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CBd-1100. 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/1100 on 22-05-2022.

Image-ID 4065

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.308)

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

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