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Magical gem in a modern gold mount: Horus sitting on a lotus flower (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2438
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1242
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1242
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2195; Michel, DMG, no. 28.9_4
Former Collections:
Burghart, Ernst August
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
23.5 x 18.7 (si.O.) x 4.2 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
crown, atef; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with legs extended; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); star
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀγαθὸς Δαίμων
Description: Both sides upright oval and flat. Shape 8. Green jasper with red spots (heliotrope), damaged in two places at the right edge of side A. Set in a modern gold mount with a revolving bezel.
Purchased in Egypt in 1821 through A. E. Burghart.

A: Harpocrates sitting nude, to right, upon a lotus flower with two buds. Head topped with the atef-crown. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail. Four groups of vowels around the figure, divided by an eight-pointed star on the right, and by a character on the left:
1. ω|ωυ|ωυο|ωυοι|ωυοιη||ωυοιηε|ωυοιηεα → the Greek vowel series backward, in pterygoma form. 
2. α|αε|αεη|αεηι|αεηιο||αεηιου|αεηιουω → the Greek vowel series in pterygoma form.
3. α|αε|αεη|αεηι|αεηιο||αεηιου|αεηιουω → the Greek vowel series in pterygoma form.
4. ω|ωυ|ωυ[.]|ωυο[.]|ωυοιη||ωυοιηε|ωυοιηεα → the Greek vowel series backward, in pterygoma form. 
B: Greek inscription in ten lines: κρατισ|τωθυμοσ|σαραπιωνο|σπροσεμε|διδυμηνκαι||χαριτωσον|μεδιδυμην| 
προσαγαθο|νδαιμον|α → κρατίστω (κρατείσθω) θυμὸς Σαραπίωνος πρὸς ἐμὲ Διδύμην καὶ χαρίτωσόν με Διδύμην πρὸς Ἀγαθὸν Δαίμονα. 'May the soul of Sarapion hold on to me, Didyme, and love me, Didyme - (I beg) by Agathos Daimon.'

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2438
Michel, DMG 28.9_4 

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CBd-2438. 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/2438 on 27-05-2022.

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