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Magical(?) gem: Composite image of Horus and cynocephalus
CBd-Number:
CBd-546
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 292, EA 56292
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 292 (EA 56292)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 36; Michel, BM, no. 147; Michel, DMG, no. 19.7_1
Former Collections:
Franks, Sir Augustus Wollaston
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
15 x 11 x 2.5 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; side-lock of youth; solar disk; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, greeting; moon, full; flail; Thoth; Horus
A: Composite image of Harpocrates and baboon (Thoth). Harpocrates sits to right, with right hand raised to mouth, left not shown, head crowned with a disk, side-lock of youth visible. The trunks of Harpocrates and the baboon are joined, the baboon is shown upside down in relation to Harpocrates. The baboon is shown in profile, to left, both arms raised in greeting, and acting as the legs of Harpocrates. The flail of Harpocrates is also the tail of the baboon, who is crowned with the disk of the full moon.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-546
Michel, BM on CBd-546
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-546
Last modified: 2015-03-17 12:08:57
Link:cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/546
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-546. 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/546 on 22-05-2022.

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Credits From Michel, BM

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