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Magical gem: Harpocrates with animal triads (A) vocales (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1773
ID-Number:
US-NY-ANS_Schwartz 26
Collection:
US_New York, American Numismatic Society
Inventory:
Schwartz 26
References:
Schwartz–Schwartz, 26; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.e_8
Material:
haematite (black)
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; scorpion; snakes (2); animal: crocodile; animal: goats (6); bird: swallows (6); scarabs (3); boat, papyrus; plant: lotus buds (2); Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; gesture, protective
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales, αεηιουω

A: Harpocrates seated to left with knees drawn up, on a lotus flower with two buds, which is placed on a papyrus boat. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Around, triads of animals, three scarabs at the top crawling upwards; three-three swallows on the left and right, facing inwards, below them, three-three goats, also facing inwards. At the bottom, from left to right: a scorpion crawling to top, two rearing snakes with 'hands' raised in protection (standing for Isis and Nephthys), a further scorpion probably chipped off on the right, below, a crocodile.
B: Inscribed in two lines: αεη|ιουω → The Greek vowel series.  Below, a large character? (Schwartz: monogram, possibly later addition).

Bibliography
Schwartz - Schwartz on CBd-1773
 

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CBd-1773. 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/1773 on 23-05-2022.

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Credits from Schwartz - Schwartz 1979

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