The CBd
 
 
Magical gem: Harpocrates on a lotus, lion (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-326
ID-Number:
DE-München-SMAEK_ÄS 5358
Collection:
DE_München, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Inventory:
ÄS 5358
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
30 x 22 mm
Dating:
post-antique
Iconography:
animal: lion; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; moon, crescent; plant: lotus buds (2); star; whip
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; Ἀβρασάξ, variants
Logoi:
σισισρω-logos
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8. Jasper. 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 ζσισι ριω → variant of Ἀβρασάξ, part of σισισρω-logos.


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-322.

B: Greek inscription in five lines: αρχε|οιαω|μερμ|ενν|ω → voces including Ἰάω.
Post-antique. 

Bibliography

Wildung 1976, 138, no. 86.











Last modified: 2017-08-21 07:08:58
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/326
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-326. 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/326 on 27-06-2022.

Image-ID 9272

Rights © Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

Notes Side A and B

Image-ID 9273

Rights © Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

Notes Side A

Image-ID 9274

Rights © Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

Notes Side B

1
2
3
3 image(s) total