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Magical gem: Harpocrates on a lotus, lion (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-322
ID-Number:
DE-München-SMAEK_ÄS 4193
Collection:
DE_München, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Inventory:
ÄS 4193
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
29 x 20 mm
Dating:
post-antique
Iconography:
animal: lion; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; moon, crescent; star; plant: lotus buds (2); whip; gesture, hand raised to mouth
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Ἰάω; voces, unidentified

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Haematite. Intact.

A: Harpocrates sitting on a lotus flower with knees drawn up, to left. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a whip. Below the figure,  a lion running to left on a baseline. Character below the belly of the lion, a six-pointed star above its head, and a crescent, open to top, 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 four lines: αρχε|οιαω|μερμ|εννω → unidentified voces including Ἰάω.

Post-antique. The gem was presumably made after a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, see CBd-2763. For a similar piece in the same collection, see CBd-326.

Bibliography
Wildung 1976, 139, no. 85.

Last modified: 2019-10-31 21:32:58
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/322
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CBd-322. 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/322 on 27-06-2022.

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Notes Side A and B

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Notes Side A

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