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Magical gem: Isis, Harpocrates, uterus, Khnum, vocales, voces (A) voces, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1356
ID-Number:
Fr-BnF-CdM_AA.Seyrig.7
Collection:
FR_Paris, Cabinet des Médailles
Inventory:
AA.Seyrig.7
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 143; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.k_6; Mastrocinque 2014, no. 133
Former Collections:
Seyrig, Henry (Beirut)
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 x 11 x 3 mm
Iconography:
clothing: garment; throne; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel; crown, double; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, protective; Isis?; clothing: tunic; key (7-bitted)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; voces, unidentified; Ἀδωναΐ; ορωριουθ; Σαβαώθ, variants; vocales, αεηιουω
Logoi:
σοροορ-logos

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black haematite. Chipped along the edge, left side broken off.

A: On the left, a goddess (Isis?) in a long garment, standing to right, with arms raised in a protective gesture towards a small figure of Harpocrates. The latter is shown with the double crown, his hand raised to his mouth, sitting with legs drawn up on a uterus in the form of a cupping vessel, with a seven-bitted key below it. The key and the uterus are held by the ram-headed Chnum (?), seated on a throne, wearing a tunic, his head topped with the solar disk. Above: αεηιιουω → the Greek vowel series. Below the scene: ρ̣αλθεμιθ → voces.
B: ιαιαια|ηιηιιαω|σαβαωα[δ]|ωναι three characteres | two characteres σο[ρ]|οορ[ω]|ριουθ → characteres with voces, including Ἰάω, a variant of Σαβαώθ, Ἀδωναΐ, a variant of the σοροορ-logos and ορωριουθ.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1356
Mastrocinque 2014 on CBd-1356

The Cabinet des Médailles database on CBd-1356

Last modified: 2019-10-21 21:51:19
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CBd-1356. 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/1356 on 29-09-2022.

Image-ID 10036

Credits Photo: A. Mastrocinque

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Notes Side A and B