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Magical gem: Horus as child sitting on lotus (A) χαβραχ-logos (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-518
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 301, EA 56301
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 301 (EA 56301)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 118; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_4
Former Collections:
Charlton Collection
Material:
jasper, green and red
Dimensions:
18 x 14 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; primeval mound?; side-lock of youth; rays (6); solar disk; flail
Logoi:
χαβραχ-logos

A: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus with knees drawn up; under the flower two stalks with lotus buds. Baseline indicating primeval mound? His right hand raised to his mouth, his left holds a flail. A long side-lock of youth is falling to his neck; six rays around the head. On the top of his head: the solar disk.
B: Inscribed in five lines: χαβρ|αχφνε|σχηρφι|χροφ|νυρ.
C: Belonging to the inscription on the reverse: ωφωχωβωχ → χαβραχ-logos.

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-518
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-518

Last modified: 2020-12-29 21:05:47
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CBd-518. 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/518 on 23-05-2022.

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