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Magical gem: Harpocrates, triads of animals (A) χαβραχ-logos, Greek inscription (B) characteres (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-4143
ID-Number:
IT-FiMAN_15809
Collection:
IT_Firenze, Museo Archeologico Nazionale
Inventory:
15089
References:
Mastrocinque, SGG II, no. Fi 6
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
12 x 14 x 3 mm
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; gesture, hand raised to mouth; boat, papyrus; flail; triads of animals; bird: falcons (3); uraei (3); animal: crocodiles (3); animal: quadrupeds, unspecified (3)
Logoi:
χαβραχ-logos

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black haematite. Broken, upper half missing.

A: Harpocrates sitting on a boat with his knees drawn up, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Triads of animals around the figure: (counter clockwise) falcons, uraei, crocodiles and quadrupeds.
B: Greek inscription in five lines: [...]υ̣ρ̣ω̣φωχ|ωβωχτη|νχαριν|τηφορ|ουση → part of χαβραχ-logos, τὴν χάριν τῇ φορούσῃ 'Favour to the wearer (fem.)!'
C: Characteres.

Bibliography
SGG II, 36–37, Fi 6.

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CBd-4143. 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/4143 on 19-06-2024.

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