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Magical pendant: Horus on lotus (A) cynocephalus (B) ιαρβαθα-logos (C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-545
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 1986,5-1,57
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 1986,5-1,57
References:
Michel, BM, no. 146; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.c_10
Former Collections:
Ogden Collection
Material:
serpentine (green to black)
Dimensions:
33 x 30.5 x 8 mm
Dating:
4th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with one leg bent in knee; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; gesture, greeting; animal: cynocephalus
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; vocales
Logoi:
ιαρβαθα-logos

A: Horus sitting in frontal view on a lotus flower(?) with the left leg bent in knee. His right hand outstreched to right, his left raised to his mouth. Around: inscription in two lines, beginning below on the left: ιεουωηιαηα[.]ηυωει|τηνπραιη.
B: Cynocephalus standing to left, paws raised in a greeting gesture.
C: ιαρβαθαγ[.]αμνηφιβαοκνη → ιαρβαθαγραμνηφιβαωχνημεω">
ιαρβαθα-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-545
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-545

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CBd-545. 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/545 on 17-05-2022.

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