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Magical gem: Horus as a child between Isis and Nephthys (A) Ἀδωναΐ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-395
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 407, EA 56407
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 407 (EA 56407)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 16; Michel, DMG, no. 30.2.a_4
Former Collections:
Castellani Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
18 x 15 x 4 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Isis; hieroglyph, sa; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; side-lock of youth; clothing: garment; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Nephthys; crown, unspecified
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀδωναΐ
A: Horus sitting on a lotus flower with knees drawn up, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding flail, side-lock of youth visible, between the standing figures of Isis and Nephthys. Both goddesses wear long garments and a crown (Isis-crown or double feathers?), and touch the stem of the lotus with one hand, and hold the hieroglyph 'sa' with the other.
B: Inscribed in two lines: αδω
|ναι → Ἀδωναΐ.

A praxis known from a papyrus (PGM LXI 1-38) specifies that love charms had to be incised with the image of Horus on a lotus flower and the magical name Abraxas.


Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-395
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-395
Last modified: 2020-12-27 18:46:31
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/395
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CBd-395. 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/395 on 02-10-2022.

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