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Magical gem: Harpocrates on the lotus (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2224
ID-Number:
IT-Roma-MNR_78774
Collection:
IT_Roma, Museo Nazionale Romano, Medagliere
Inventory:
78774
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Ro 1
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
obsidian (black)
Dimensions:
17.5 x 13.3 x 2.8 mm
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; plant: lotus buds (2); solar disk
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἶσις
Upright oval gem, trapezoid section, edge rounded, both faces flat. Minor chippings on the edges.
A: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up, to left, upon a lotus flower with two buds. Head crowned with the solar disk. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail.
B: Inscribed in three lines: νι|και|σι → νικᾷ Ἴσι(ς), “Isis is victorious!”. 

(Description: Chiara Ciampi  CBd. Alterations from A. Mastrocinque in SGG are based on close observation of the gem by Chiara Ciampi and Á. M. Nagy, 2015-2016).

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SGG II, 131, Ro 1.
Last modified: 2016-01-30 23:46:30
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2224
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CBd-2224. 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/2224 on 22-05-2024.

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