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Magical gem in a modern silver mount: Harpocrates sitting on a lotus
CBd-Number:
CBd-2440
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1248
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1248
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2197; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_3
Former Collections:
Moschettini, Girolamo de' (1755–1832)
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
15 x 10.4 (si.O.) x 2.3 mm
Dating:
2nd half of 2nd–1st half of 3rd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
crown, lotus; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; plant: lotus buds (2)
Place of discovery:
Aquileia
Description: Upright oval, side A flat. Shape 8. Heliotrope. Set in a modern silver ring. 
From Aquileia. Purchased in 1826 from Girolamo de' Moschettini.

A: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up, to left, upon a lotus flower with two buds. Head topped with the lotus-crown. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail.
B: Hidden.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2440
Michel, DMG, 19.1.a_3

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CBd-2440. 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/2440 on 17-05-2022.

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