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Magical gem: Horus as child sitting on lotus (A) αβρασαζ (B) Βαϊνχωωωχ (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-512
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,59
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,59
References:
Michel, BM, no. 112; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.b_10
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
15 x 12 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); crown, double; primeval mound?; flail; headband?
Divine Names & Voces:
Βαϊνχωωωχ; Ἀβρασάξ, variants
A: Harpocrates sitting to right on lotus with knees drawn up; under the flower two stalks with buds. Baseline indicating primeval mound? Horus’ left hand raised to his mouth, his right holds a flail. He is wearing a headband (?) in his long hair; on the top of the head the double crown of Egypt.
B: Inscribed in two lines: αβρα|σαζ → variant of Ἀβρασάξ.
C: βαινχωωωχ → Βαϊνχωωωχ.
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-512
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-512
Last modified: 2020-12-29 20:59:45
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-512. 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/512 on 23-05-2022.

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