The CBd
Magical gem: Harpocrates (A) voces, characteres (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-5386
Collection:
Int_Whereabouts unknown
References:
Smith–Hutton 1908, no. 242
Former Collections:
Cook, Wyndham Francis (1860–1905)
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
17 x 12 mm
Iconography:
Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus flower; uraeus?; boat, papyrus; flail; hieroglyph?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω, variants

Description: Upright oval, both faces flat. Shape 8–9. Black jasper.

A: Harpocrates crowned (with a uraeus?), seated on a lotus flower, which is placed inside a papyrus boat. He holds a flail. Inscription around: αβλαναθαναλβα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome.
B: ωαι → Ἰάω in mirror writing, and a sign resembling the hieroglyph nb reversed. 
(Description following Smith–Hutton 1908.)

Bibliography
Smith–Hutton 1908, 54, no. 242. 

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CBd-5386. 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/5386 on 04-03-2024.

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