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Magical gem in silver mount: Harpocrates in papyrus boat (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1609
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M018
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M018
References:
Michel 2001, no. 17; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.e_3
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
19 x 15.5 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; boat, papyrus; scarabs (3); bird: falcons (3); crown, double; uraei (3); animal: rams (3); Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up
A: Harpocrates sitting to left in a papyrus boat, right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail. Falcons wearing the double crown of Egypt perch at the two ends of the boat. The boat is surrounded by animal triads: at the top, three scarabs crawling to top; on the left, a falcon, to right (complementing the two other falcons); below, an uraeus to right, complemented by two uraei on the right, facing left. Below the boat, three rams: one to right, two to left.
B: Inscription in three lines: αζα|χθαρ|αζα → unidentified vox.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1609
Last modified: 2014-10-27 12:31:17
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1609
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CBd-1609. 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/1609 on 22-05-2022.

Image-ID 2924

Credits From Michel 2001

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