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Magical gem: Harpocrates on lotus flower, zodiac cycle (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1610
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M050
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M050
References:
Michel 2001, no. 18; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.g_3
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
21.1 x 17.9 x 3.6 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; zodiac cycle; plant: lotus flower; flail; solar disk; snake; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; concentric motifs
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; σεμεσειλαμ and variants
A: In the center of the zodiac cycle, Harporates sitting to left with knees drawn up on a lotus flower. His right hand is raised to his mouth, his left hand holding a flail, head crowned with the solar disk. A snake crawls upwards on the stem of the lotus flower. On the left, from top to bottom: αωοε → vocales. On the right, letters and characteres.
B: Inscription in six lines: ωρε|χφυρια|μεριμφ|ιαωσεμ|εσιλα|μψ → voces including Ἰάω, variant of σεμεσειλαμ.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1610
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Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1610
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1610. 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/1610 on 17-05-2022.

Image-ID 3011

Credits From Michel 2001

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