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Magical gem: Harpocrates in solar boat (A); Greek inscription and characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2377
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_85.AN.370.31
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
85.AN.370.31
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.d_1
Former Collections:
Mezzacappa, Damon (1936–2015) New York
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
40 x 28 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Harpocrates; plant: lotus buds (2); flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; boat; scarabs (3); scorpion; animal: goats (6); animal: crocodile; bird: swallows (6)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Bronze (?). Surface abraded.

A: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up, to left, on a lotus flower placed in the solar bark. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Around the figure, animals clockwise from the top: three scarabs, three swallows, three goats, scorpions and crocodiles (number uncertain), three goats and three swallows. Inscription incised beside the figure of Harpocrates on the left: ιαω → Ἰάω.
B: Inscription: πεπτε. → πέπτε. 'Digest!', surrounded by characteres.

/Description: Jeffrey Spier – CBd/

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 274, 19.4.d_1, pl. 31, 2.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection online CBd-2377

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CBd-2377. 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/2377 on 23-05-2022.

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