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Magical gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat (A) vocales (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1608
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M020
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M020
References:
Michel 2001, no. 16; Michel, DMG, no. 19.3.e_9
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
16.1 x 19.3 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
frog?; gesture, greeting; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; bird: falcons (2); flail; plant: lotus buds (2); boat, papyrus; moon, crescent; star; solar disk; animal: cynocephalus; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, ithyphallic; rudder
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales
A: Harpocrates sitting with knees bent, to left upon a lotus flower with two buds placed inside a papyrus boat. Harpocrates is crowned with the solar disk, his right hand is raised to mouth, his left hand holds a flail. To the left of Harpocrates, facing him, a standing baboon with paws raised in greeting, crowned with the solar disk. Behind Harpocrates on the right, a frog (?) sitting upon the rudder of the boat. Falcons perch at the two ends of the boat. In the free field above, to the left of Harpocrates' head, an eight-pointed star, to the right, a crescent, open to left.
B: Inscription in four lines: ιεοιεη|ιεοαηωη|ωαωαηο|εηο → vocales.
C: Inscription around the edge: ειοεωιαωιαηιαη → vocales including Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1608
Last modified: 2015-01-09 14:21:25
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1608
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1608. 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/1608 on 22-05-2022.

Image-ID 3010

Credits From Michel 2001

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