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Magical pendant: Female, uterus, Harpocrates (A) deer, eagles, jackal-headed figures (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1701
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_M112
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
M112
References:
Michel 2001, no. 81; Michel, DMG, no. 54.6_7
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
46.1 x 15.2 x 14 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
figure, female, pregnant; key (4-bitted); bird: eagles (2); figures, jackal-headed (2); flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; boat, papyrus; Harpocrates; snake; hieroglyph, ankh; scepter, was; stars (2); moon, crescent; plant: palm branch; figures, male (2); animal: deer; gesture, childbirth; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; vocales, αεηιουω

A: Flanked by two standing male figures, a pregnant woman squatting above an uterus-symbol turned upside down, with a four-bitted key at the top. Below, Harpocrates in a papyrus boat, with one hand holding a flail, the other raised to his mouth; and an inscription in three lines: στεν|εχε|ουφι → Greek text? Inscription above the woman in two lines: αβρα|σαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.
B: At the top, a deer standing in profile to left. In the middle, a palm branch, framed by two eagles. At the bottom, two jackal-headed figures facing each other, one holding a was-scepter with a crescent open to top and a star above it, the other holding a snake and anch-sign. Inscription on the right, from top to bottom: αεηιουω → the Greek vowel series; on the left, from bottom to top: ευ; at the bottom: ξε and a star.
Bored through vertically in the middle for suspension.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1701
 

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CBd-1701. 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/1701 on 22-05-2022.

Image-ID 3734

Credits From Michel 2001

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