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Magical gem: Cynocephalus with Harpocrates (A) Aphrodite (B) Inscription (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1391
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26065
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26065
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 196; Michel, DMG, no. 42.1.b_2
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
22 x 17 x 4 mm
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, ithyphallic; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; moon, full; solar disk; scarab, with outstretched double wings; Aphrodite anadyomene; moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, variants; vocales, αεηιουω
A:  Ithyphallic cynocephalus standing to left on a flying scarab; on the top of his head the full moon with crescent. Both hands raised and extended, holding a little figure of the crowned Harpocrates with left hand raised to his mouth, seated to left on a lotus flower. Inscription on the left and right side of the image: ιαω αεηιουω → Ἰάω, the Greek vowel series.
B: Aphrodite standing in contraposto to front; arms raised, wringing her hair.
C: Inscribed: "the αβλανατηαναλβα palindrome twice, but with errors each time" (Bonner).

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1391
http://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/kelsey/x-0000.02.6065/0000_02_6065" target="_blank">The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1391
Michel, DMG,  42.1.b_2.



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CBd-1391. 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/1391 on 03-10-2022.

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