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Magical gem in a modern mount: Harpocrates on a lotus flower, holding a cornucopia, an eagle (A) Ἀβρασάξ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2442
ID-Number:
AT-Wien-KM_IX B 1254
Collection:
AT_Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Inventory:
IX B 1254
References:
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III, 2199; Michel, DMG, no. 1.1.b_5
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
11.5 x 8,8 (si.O.) x 3.7 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Zwierlein-Diehl)
Iconography:
Harpocrates; cornucopia; plant: lotus buds (2); plant: lotus flower; gesture, hand raised to mouth; bird: eagle
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ
Place of discovery:
Salona

Description: Side A upright oval, side B transverse oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black haematite with red flecks. Set in a modern gold ring. Damaged at the top of side A.
From Salona. Purchased in 1831.

A: Harpocrates (head missing) on a lotus flower with two buds. Left hand raised to mouth, right hand holding a cornucopia. Eagle in front of the young Horus.
B: Inscription in two lines: αβρα|σαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.

Bibliography
Zwierlein-Diehl, AGWien III on CBd-2442
Michel, DMG, 1.1.b_5
 

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CBd-2442. 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/2442 on 22-05-2022.

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