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Magical(?) gem: Composite image of Horus and cynocephalus
CBd-Number:
CBd-1611
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M039
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M039
References:
Michel 2001, no. 21; Michel, DMG, no. 19.7_3
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
16.6 x 15.1 x 2.3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Horus; side-lock of youth; moon, full?; moon (all types); solar disk; rays (4); flail; animal: cynocephalus; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, greeting
A: Composite image of Harpocrates and baboon (Thoth). Harpocrates sits to right, with right hand raised to mouth, left not shown, head crowned with a disk and surrounded with four rays, side-lock of youth visible. The trunks of Harpocrates and the baboon are joined, the baboon is shown upside down in relation to Harpocrates. The baboon is shown in profile, to left, both arms raised in greeting, and acting as the legs of Harpocrates. The flail of Harpocrates is also the tail of the baboon, who is crowned with the disk of the full moon or the solar disk.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1611
Last modified: 2015-01-12 15:47:15
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/1611
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1611. 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/1611 on 23-05-2022.

Image-ID 3012

Credits From Michel 2001

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