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Magical(?) gem: Composite image of Horus and cynocephalus
CBd-Number:
CBd-547
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 248, EA 56248
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 248 (EA 56248)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 35; Michel, BM, no. 148; Michel, DMG, no. 19.7_2
Former Collections:
Chester, Greville John (1830–1892)
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
13 x 11 x 3 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
gesture, greeting; moon, full; side-lock of youth; solar disk; moon, crescent; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Thoth; animal: cynocephalus; Horus; flail

A: Composite image of Harpocrates and baboon (Thoth). Harpocrates sits to left, with right hand raised to mouth, left arm not visible. His head is crowned with a disk, side-lock of youth visible. In front of him: an eight-pointed star, behind him: a crescent. The baboon's head is upside down in relation to Harpocrates, and faces right, the two trunks are joined. The baboon's arms are raised in greeting, and act as the legs of Harpocrates. The baboon's head is crowned with a disc of the full moon, his tail springs from Harpocrates' shoulder, and acts as the flail of Harpocrates.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-547
Michel, BM on CBd-547
The British Museum Collection Database on CBd-547
 

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CBd-547. 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/547 on 22-05-2022.

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