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Magical gem: Harpocrates with animal triads (A) voces (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-147
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Corpus Christi_C 12
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Lewis Collection
Inventory:
C 12
References:
Henig, Lewis, no. 245; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4_6
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
17 x 13 mm (lower face 15 x 11 mm)
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; boat, papyrus; bird: falcons (3); animal: crocodiles (3); animal: goats (3); scarabs (3); flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Βαϊνχωωωχ, variants
A: Harpocrates sitting nude, with knees drawn up, to right on a lotus flower with two buds, which rests upon a papyrus boat. Left hand raised to mouth, right hand holding a flail. Around, triads of animals, clockwise from the top: scarabs, falcons , crocodiles, goats.
B: Inscription in six lines: βαινχ|ωωχωι|αωωλω|ρχερσε|νηενε||νθω → Βαϊνχωωωχ, Ἰάω, voces unidentified.
A praxis known from a papyrus (PGM LXI 1-38) specifies that love charms had to be incised with the image of Horus on a lotus flower and the magical name Abraxas. Pieces with the Horus-scheme used as love charms: CBd-533, CBd-534.

Bibliography
Henig 1975, 59, no. 245.
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CBd-147. 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/147 on 22-05-2022.

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