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Magical gem: Harpocrates on lotus flower (A) characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-148
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Corpus Christi_C 2
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Lewis Collection
Inventory:
C 2
References:
Henig, Lewis, no. 246; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.b_1
Material:
bloodstone
Dimensions:
11 x 8,5 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; side-lock of youth; solar disk
A: Horus as a child sitting nude,  to right, on a lotus flower with two buds. Head crowned with the solar disk, side-lock of youth visible. Left hand raised to mouth, right hand holding a flail. On the right, in front of the head, letter κ.
B: Letters and characteres?

Bibliography
Henig 1975, 59, no. 246.

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CBd-148. 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/148 on 23-05-2022.

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