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Magical(?) gem in modern gold mount: Harpocrates in papyrus boat
CBd-Number:
CBd-2074
ID-Number:
DE-Berlin-Aeg_9770
Collection:
DE_Berlin, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum
Inventory:
9770
References:
Philipp, Mira et Magica, no. 100; Michel, DMG, no. 19.3.d_13; Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIV 59
Former Collections:
Berlin, Antiquarium
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
20 x 16.5 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
1st c. AD (H. Philipp)
Iconography:
Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; side-lock of youth; crown, double; animal: cynocephalus; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, ithyphallic; flail; moon, crescent; bird: falcon; boat, papyrus; plant: lotus buds (2); rays (5); solar disk; star; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, orant
A: Harpocrates sitting nude, to right, on a lotus flower with two buds, which is placed in the middle of a papyrus boat. Head crowned with the solar disk and five rays, side-lock of youth visible. Right hand holding a flail, left hand raised to mouth. On the prow of the boat, an ithyphallic cynocephalus stands with paws raised towards Harpocrates in the gesture of adoration. The baboon is crowned with the solar disk. On the stern, the Horus falcon, crowned with the double crown of Egypt. Above, to the left of Harpocrates, an eight-pointed star; to the right, a crescent, open to top.
B: Plain.

The gem may have been designed after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, Abrasax, see CBd-2766.

Bibliography
Philipp, Mira et Magica on CBd-2074
Michel, DMG, 19.3.d_13.


Last modified: 2017-08-27 22:49:11
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2074
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CBd-2074. 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/2074 on 03-10-2022.

Image-ID 5984

Credits by Margarete Büsing

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Notes from Philipp, Mira et Magica