Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2184; Michel, DMG, no. 19.3.e_6
lapis lazuli (blue)
17.7 x 13 (si.O.) x 2.8 mm
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
bird: falcons (2); Thoth; plant: lotus buds; scepter, was?; crown, hemhem; moon, crescent; star; side-lock of youth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; solar disk; boat, papyrus; crown, atef
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; vocales
Description: Transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8. Light blue, spotted lapis lazuli, intact. Set in a modern gold ring with revolving bezel.
Already at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in 1806.
A: The young Horus sitting nude, with knees drawn up inside a papyrus boat. Head crowned with the solar disk and two uraei (?), side-lock of youth visible. Right hand bent in elbow and holding a flail, left hand raised to mouth. Two small falcons perch at the prow and stern of the boat. In front the head of Harpocrates an eight-pointed star, behind it a crescent. To the left of Harpocrates, falcon-headed Horus wearing the hemhem-crown, standing to right, left hand holding a was-scepter, right hand holding a lotus bud (?). To the right of Harpocrates the ibis-headed Thoth, to left, wearing an atef-crown, left hand holding a flail, right hand holding a sceptre (was?). B: Greek inscription in two lines: αβλαναθ|αναλβα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome. C: Greek inscription: ιυευω?]οωαεηιλεηληελιευηιεω|ωωωωευω?].αωαι → vocales.