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Magical gem: Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower (A) κρατουαθ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-504
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 209, EA 56209
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 209 (EA 56209)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 104; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_27
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
13 x 10 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; gesture, hand raised to mouth; cornucopia; crown, hemhem; clothing: headcloth?; wig?; primeval mound?; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; plant: lotus buds
Divine Names & Voces:
κρατουαθ and variants

A: Horus-Harpocrates seated to left on lotus holding cornucopia in his left hand. His right hand raised to his mouth. Knees drawn up; on the flower, two buds. Baseline indicating primeval mound?
B: Inscribed in two lines: κρατ|ουαθ → κρατουαθ.
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. Pieces with the Horus-scheme used as love charms: CBd-533, CBd-534.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-504
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-504

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CBd-504. 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/504 on 24-05-2022.

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