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Magical gem: Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower
CBd-Number:
CBd-2381
ID-Number:
US-Malibu-Getty_85.AN.370.35
Collection:
US_Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum
Inventory:
85.AN.370.35
References:
Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_19
Former Collections:
Mezzacappa, Damon (1936–2015) New York; Kagan, Jonathan H. (New York)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
14 x 11 mm
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); star; cornucopia?
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Only side B and C are engraved. Shape 9. Mottled green jasper with iron adhering. Chipped at the lower left edge.

A: Plain.
B: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up to left, on a lotus flower with two buds. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a cornucopia (?). Beside the god, an eight-pointed star. 
C: Greek inscription around the edge: αθνλινλιθι (?) → unidentified vox.

Bibliography
Michel, DMG, 269, 19.1.a_19.
The J. Paul Getty Museum Collection online CBd-2381
 

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CBd-2381. 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/2381 on 22-05-2022.

Image-ID 5737

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Notes Side B