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Magical gem: Horus sitting on lotus (A) Ouroboros, Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-988
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 69, EA 56069
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 69 (EA 56069)
References:
Bonner 1951, no. 69; Michel, BM, no. 629; Michel, DMG, no. 19.2.b_2; Chifletius–Macarius, no. IX 35
Former Collections:
Towneley Collection
Material:
carnelian (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
29.5 x 24 x 4.5 mm
Dating:
17th c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with one leg bent in knee; stars (2); plant: lotus buds (2); animal: lizard; moon, crescent; flail; Ouroboros; rays (12)
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; voces, unidentified; Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί and variants; σουμαρτα and variants
A: Horus as a child standing on one foot, to right, on a lotus flower with two buds, the right leg bent in knee and drawn up. Right hand holding a flail (with its upper part shaped as a crescent), left hand raised, and pointing to the eyes. Twelve rays around the head. In the free field above Horus, two eight-pointed stars, next to him, on the right, a lizard.
B: Ouroboros with head at top to left, enclosing an inscription in five lines in mirror writing: 
σουμαρ|τααβλανα|θαναλβαα|κραμαχα|μαρλ → σουμαρτα, Ἀβλαναθαναλβα-palindrome, variant of Ἀκραμμαχαμαρεί. Inscription outside the Ouroboros, also in mirror writing: ασαεηι|σηωσιεσ|οευε|ω|βεεσσακαωθμ|λαδω → unidentified voces.

Post-antique, identical with (perhaps designed after) a drawing in Chifletius–Macarius, cf. CBd-2756.

Bibliography
Bonner 1951 on CBd-988
Michel, BM on CBd-988
Michel, DMG, 271, Liste 19.2.b_2 Taf. 107, 4.
Chifletius–Macarius, Abraxas, IX 35
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Last modified: 2017-09-18 16:00:44
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CBd-988. 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/988 on 28-09-2022.

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