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Drawing of a magical gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat
CBd-Number:
CBd-2766
ID-Number:
Wu_Ex Chifletius–Macarius_XIV 59
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
Inventory:
Chifletius–Macarius_XIV 59
References:
Chifletius–Macarius, no. XIV 59; Mastrocinque, SGG I, 35
Material:
magnetite (black)
Iconography:
bird: falcon; star; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; rays (6); solar disk; boat, papyrus; animal: cynocephalus; moon, crescent
A: The young Horus sitting nude, with knees drawn up on a lotus flower with two buds, which rests upon a papyrus boat. Head crowned with the solar disk and six rays. Left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail, right hand raised to mouth. A falcon with the double crown of Egypt perches at the stern of the boat, a cynocephalus with both paws raised in greeting, standing to right, at the prow of the boat. On the left side of Harpocrates, a crescent open to top, on the right side an eight-pointed star.
B: Insufficient information.

For a gem in the Ägyptisches Museum, in Berlin that may have been designed after this piece, see CBd-2074.

Bibliography
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, XIV 59
Tassie–Raspe 1791, 32, no. 351 (see the cast at the CARC website)
SGG I, no. 35 (with earlier literature)

Last modified: 2017-09-18 16:07:28
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/2766
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CBd-2766. 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/2766 on 17-05-2022.

Image-ID 8649

Credits from Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas