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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Horus sitting on lotus flower (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-620
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 63, EA 56063
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 63 (EA 56063)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 222; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.3.c_2
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
24 x 15 x 3 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; crown, double; side-lock of youth; gesture, hand raised to mouth; flail; plant: lotus buds (2); Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; weapon: shield, with Ἰάω; weapon: armour; primeval mound?
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἰάω; vocales; Ἰάω, variants

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, partly hid behind the figure. Inscription in the shield: ια|ω → Ἰάω, under the snake-legs: ιη → vocales.
B: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus flower, nude, with knees drawn up. Right hand holding a flail, left hand raised to mouth. On the head: the double crown, side-lock of youth visible. The stem of the lotus rests on a baseline probably standing for the primeval mound. Inscription around the figure in the free space: υωαι → vocales including variant of Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-620
 

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CBd-620. 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/620 on 27-05-2022.

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