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Drawing of a magical gem: Harpocrates sitting on a lotus, lion (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-2763
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_X 40
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_X 40
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. X 40; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 24; Michel, DMG, no. 19.2.c_5
Former Collections:
Pignoria, Lorenzo (Laurentius Pignorius, Padova 1571–1631)
Dating:
post-antique
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; whip; plant: lotus buds (2); animal: lion; star; moon, crescent
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; voces, unidentified
A: Harpocrates sitting on a lotus (?) flower with knees drawn up, to left. Horus’s right hand is raised to his mouth, the left hand holds a whip. Below the figure, a lion running left on a baseline. A character below the belly of the lion. A six-pointed star above the lion's head, and a crescent to the right of Harpocrates. Greek inscription around the figure: αβρασα ξσισι, character → Ἀβρασάξ, unidentified vox. Below the baseline: ωι, character → unidentified vox.
B: Greek inscription in five lines: αρχε|οιαω|μερμ|ενν|ω → unidentified voces including Ἰάω.
 
For two gems in the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst in Munich that were presumably designed after this piece, see CBd-322 and CBd-326. Another gem made after this piece is preserved in the University Museum of Pennsylvania.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, X 40
SGG I, no. 24 (with earlier literature)
Michel, DMG, 272, 19.2.c_5. pl. 107, 1

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CBd-2763. 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/2763 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas