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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Harpocrates in papyrus boat
CBd-Number:
CBd-2428
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1193
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1193
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2185; Michel, DMG, no. 19.3.d_11
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
14.4 x 12.9 (si.O.) x 3.3 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; plant: lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; headband; gesture, ithyphallic; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, greeting; flail; boat, papyrus; bird: falcons (2); solar disk
Place of discovery:
Volterra (purchase)
Description: Transverse oval, flat. Shape probably 8. Dark green jasper, intact. Set in a modern gold ring. 
Purchased in Volterra, in 1818, through A. Steinbüchel.

A: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus flower in a papyrus boat. Two falcons perch at both ends of the boat, both crowned with a solar disk, facing each other. The god’s knees are drawn up, right hand raised to his mouth, left hands holding a flail. He is wearing a headband in his hair. On the right side of Harpocrates, an ithyphallic cynocephalus stands to right, crowned with a solar disk, facing the god and raising its paws in greeting.
B: Hidden.


Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2428
Michel, DMG, 19.3.d_11.

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CBd-2428. 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/2428 on 23-05-2022.

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