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Magical gem: Horus on lotus within Ouroboros (A) Greek inscription (A-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1164
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus_2003.104
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
2003.104
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.16
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
18 x 14.8 x 2.1 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
Ouroboros; Harpocrates seated with one leg bent in knee; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); flail; crown, lotus?; gesture, hand raised to mouth
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified
A: Encircled by an Ouroboros, with head at top, to right, Horus the child sitting on a lotus flower with two buds. Head to left and crowned with a lotus (?). Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Inscription around, beginning at top: κυκαωυραοντουαοκονοσξυιχρνο|λιοσσλσεδλσ|μυπ.
B: Inscribed in six lines: νεχεξμξ|ευλσκατω|δεδαχευλι|σσ?λλ??|λξεσρξλ||υωενεσ.
C: Inscription around the edge: οφισουσοροσσλολλοσουσοιν. (Inscriptions transcribed after Henig - MacGregor).

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 125, no. 13.16

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CBd-1164. 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/1164 on 21-02-2024.

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