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Magical gem: Horus as child sitting in papyrus boat, triads of animals (A) κρατουατ (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-526
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 530, EA 35437
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 530 (A 35437)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 126; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4_4
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 x 16 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; animal: bulls (3); side-lock of youth; animal: crocodiles (3); solar disk; bird: falcons (3); scarabs (3); snakes (3); star; moon, crescent; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; flail
Divine Names & Voces:
κρατουαθ and variants

A: Harpocrates sitting to left in a small papyrus boat. The god’s knees are drawn up, his right hand raised to his mouth, his left holds a flail. A long side-lock of youth is falling to his neck, on the top of his head the solar disk. Above the god an eight-pointed star and a crescent. Around Harpocrates triads of animals: scarabs; falcons; crocodiles; uraei and bulls.
B: κρατο|υατ → variant of 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-526
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-526

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CBd-526. 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/526 on 22-05-2022.

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