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Magical gem: Harpocrates with triads of animals (A) Thoth, Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1303
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.8
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.8
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 46; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.a_1; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 34
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
2 x 17 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Thoth; hieroglyph, sa; plant: lotus buds (2); animal: crocodiles (3); scarabs (3); animal: goats (3); snakes (3); bird: falcons (3); hieroglyph; crown, lotus; rays (6); crown, double; gesture, hand raised to mouth; throne; scepter, with animal's head on the top; clothing: tunic; clothing: headcloth; object, unidentified; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus flower; solar disk; flail; side-lock of youth
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
Logoi:
χαβραχ-logos

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Chipped around the edges.

A: Harpocrates sitting with knees drawned up, to left, on a lotus flower. Head crowned with the solar disk and six rays, side-lock of youth visible. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. The lotus flower is placed on the head of a cobra with a bud growing from its coils on each side. Around him triads of animals, from the top: three scarabs, three falcons with double-crowns, three goats, three snakes, three crocodiles. Between the lotus and the snake: the hieroglyph 'sa'.
B: Ibis-headed Thoth sitting on a throne, to left. The god wears a tunic, headcloth and lotus-crown. Right hand holding a scepter with an animal head (or was-scepter?), left hand holding an unidentified objects Greek inscription around him: χαβραχφνεσχηρφικροφνυρωφωχωβωχιαω ⇒ χαβραχ-logos, Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1303
Michel, DMG, 19.4.a_1
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1303

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1303

Last modified: 2019-11-08 21:57:55
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1303
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1303. 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/1303 on 23-05-2022.

Image-ID 9953

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

Rights © Bibliothèque nationale de France, Cabinet des Médailles

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 9289

Credits from Bonner, SMA

Notes Side A and B

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