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Magical gem: Horus as child sitting on lotus (A) Hermanubis? (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-516
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,104
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,104
References:
Michel, BM, no. 116; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_18
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
22 x 14 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; Hermanubis?; crown, unspecified; flail; vessel: situla; plant: palm branch; clothing: kilt; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; plant: lotus buds (4)
Divine Names & Voces:
αμωαθωαμωθιαι
A: Horus-Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus with knees drawn up; the stalk of the flower is built of four smaller stalks with buds. His right hand raised to his mouth, his left holds a flail; he is wearing a crown on his head.
On the left side of the figure a vertical inscription beginning at the top: αμωαθω. On the right side of the figure a vertical inscription beginning at the bottom: αμωθιαι → αμωαθωαμωθιαι

B: Standing man-like figure with mammal-head (cynocephalus?). He is wearing a kilt; his right hand holds a palm branch, his left holds a situla (Hermanubis?).  Around the figure: by now unintelligible inscription.
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-516
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-516
 
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CBd-516. 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/516 on 17-05-2022.

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