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Magical(?) gem in post-antique ring: Helios, Isis, Harpocrates (A) wreath with palm branch (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2007
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_11933
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
11933
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 31; Michel, DMG, no. 22.1_5
Former Collections:
Berlin, Antiquarium
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
15.5 x 12.5 x 3 mm
Dating:
1st c. AD with post-antique reworking? (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
wreath; sistrum; clothing: tunic; clothing: mantle; gesture, hand raised to mouth; cornucopia; Harpocrates; rays (9); Helios; plant: palm branch; vessel: situla
A: The bust of Helios, with a crown of nine rays, flanked by Harpocrates on the left, with a mantle thrown over his left arm, holding a cornucopia, right hand raised to mouth; and by Isis on the right, clad in tunic and mantle, and holding a sistrum in her right hand and a situla in her laft hand. Below, characteres (Philipp: later additions?)
B: Laurel wreath enclosing a palm branch. The reverse seems to have been engraved in the 18th-19th century.
Set in a post-antique gold ring.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2007
Michel, DMG22.1_5.

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CBd-2007. 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/2007 on 23-05-2022.

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