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Magical gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1946
ID-Number:
DE-Köln-Institut für Altertumskunde_8
Collection:
DE_Köln, Institut für Altertumskunde der Universität
Inventory:
8
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, Köln 8; Michel, DMG, no. 19.3.b_3
Former Collections:
Matouk, Fouad S. Collection
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
15.8 x 13.1 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
second half of the 2nd–first half of the 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
bird: falcons (2); boat, papyrus; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; animal: crocodile; gesture, greeting
Divine Names & Voces:
Πιπι and variants
A: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus-flower positioned inside a papyrus boat, with hands raised in adoration. Two birds perch at the prow and stern of the boat (Zwierlein-Diehl: falcon on the right), the boat rests on the back of a crocodile.  
B: Inscribed in one line: πιπιν → variant of Πιπι (Tetragrammaton).

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, Köln on CBd-1946

 
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CBd-1946. 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/1946 on 23-05-2022.

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Notes Cast of obverse

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Notes Cast of reverse

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