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Magical gem: Hecate trimorph (A) Harpocrates (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1732
ID-Number:
DE-Hamburg-Skoluda_MN130
Collection:
DE_Hamburg, Skoluda Collection
Inventory:
MN130
References:
Michel 2001, no. 122; Michel, DMG, no. 21.2.b_8; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIV 56
Material:
steatite, green to black
Dimensions:
27.7 x 13.8 x 2.4 mm
Dating:
18th–19th c. (Michel)
Iconography:
clothing: garment; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; Harpocrates seated with legs extended; modii (2); weapon: swords (2); whips (2); weapon: daggers (2); Hecate; plant: lotus flower
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; Σαβαώθ, variants
A: Hecate trimorph wearing peplos, two heads turned left and right, crowned with the modius. Uppermost hands holding daggers, middle hands holding whips, lowermost hands holding swords. 
B: Harpocrates sitting nude to left on a lotus flower which resembles a palm tree. Roght hand raised to mouth, left hand lowered beside the body, and holding a flail, both legs extended. Inscription around: αβαωιαωσ → Σαβαώ, Ἰάω.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2765.

Bibliography
Michel 2001 on CBd-1732
Michel, DMG, 278, 21.2.b_8


Last modified: 2017-08-27 23:01:47
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CBd-1732. 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/1732 on 27-05-2022.

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Credits From Michel 2001

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