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Magical gem: Harpocrates on a lotus in a papyrus boat (A) Ouroboros enclosing characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-358
ID-Number:
DE-München-SMAEK_ÄS 04190
Collection:
DE_München, Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Inventory:
ÄS 04190
Material:
jasper, red
Dimensions:
25 x 17.5 x 3.9 mm
Iconography:
boat, papyrus; crown, unspecified; moon, crescent; star; animal: cynocephalus; bird: falcon; solar disk; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, greeting; flail; plant: lotus buds (2); rays (6)
Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Red jasper. Intact, save for a small chip on the edge.

A: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus flower in the middle of a papyrus boat; the flower has two lotus stalks with buds. The god’s knees are drawn up, his right hand raised to his mouth, his left holds a flail. His head is crowned with the solar disk and six rays. A crowned falcon (?) sits on the right end of the boat. On the left end of the boat a cynocephalus stands to right, facing the god and raising its paws in a greeting gesture. In the free space above the god an eight-pointed star on the right, and a crescent on the left.
B: Ouroboros enclosing three characteres.

Bibliography
Wildung 1976 138, no. 85.


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Last modified: 2017-08-04 10:38:00
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CBd-358. 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/358 on 30-11-2022.

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