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Magical gem: Obelisk and phoenix (A) scarab with Harpocrates-bust (B) logos (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-502
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 535, EA 35434
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 535 (EA 35434)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 102; Michel, DMG, no. 43.2_1
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
17 x 12 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Horus; flail; rays (7); hieroglyph; side-lock of youth; solar disk; gesture, hand raised to mouth; obelisk; primeval mound; phoenix; scarab; plant: floral ornament
Divine Names & Voces:
σαλβαναχαμβρη and variants
A: On the left: an obelisk with four undecipherable hieroglyphs. On the right: a phoenix standing to left on a small baseline standing for the primeval mound; seven rays around the head. Between the obelisk and the phoenix: floral ornament.
B: A scarab with the head of Harpocrates, facing right, side-lock of youth visible. The front legs of the insect could also be interpreted as human arms: the right hand is raised to his mouth, his left holds a flail. Above the head: a solar disk.
C: σαλ[. . . .]|χαμβρη. → σαλ[βανα]χαμβρη.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-502
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-502
Last modified: 2020-12-29 20:47:12
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/502
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-502. 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/502 on 23-05-2022.

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