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Magical(?) gem: Horus on the lotus flower (A) scarab (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-98
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Fitzwilliam_B 317 (CM)
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Inventory:
B 317 (CM)
References:
Henig, Cambridge, no. 496; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.b_21
Material:
lapis lazuli (blue)
Dimensions:
13 x 10 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; solar disk; side-lock of youth; flail; plant: lotus buds (2); scarab; gesture, hand raised to mouth
A: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up on a lotus flower with two buds. Head and feet to right. Head crowned with the solar disk, side-lock of youth visible. Right hand holding a flail, left hand raised to mouth. 
B: Scarab from above, crawling to top. 
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
Henig 1994, 224, no. 496.
Michel, DMG, 19.1.b_21
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CBd-98. 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/98 on 22-05-2022.

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