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Magical gem: Harpocrates sitting on lotus
CBd-Number:
CBd-1120
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_81.6.293
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
81.6.293
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_6
Former Collections:
King, Rev. Charles William Collection
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
16 x 12 x 2 mm
Dating:
ca. 2nd–3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
crown, lotus; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; primeval mound?; plant: stalks of grain (2); Harpocrates seated with legs extended; side-lock of youth
Divine Names & Voces:
σεμεσειλαμ and variants
A: Harpocrates sitting nude in profile to left, on a lotus flower with two buds represented as stalks of grain on a baseline standing for the primeval mound (?). The head of Harpocrates is crowned with the lotus crown, side-lock of youth visible, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Inscription around the edge, above the image: σεμθσιλδμ → variant of σεμεσειλαμ.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1120


Last modified: 2015-07-14 21:51:06
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CBd-1120. 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/1120 on 27-05-2022.

Image-ID 4128

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.293)

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Image-ID 4129

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.293)

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Image-ID 4131

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.293)

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Image-ID 4130

Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881 (81.6.293)

Rights Images © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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