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Magical gem: Horus on the lotus with animal triads (A) voces and logoi (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-99
ID-Number:
GB-Cambridge, Fitzwilliam_B 319 (CM)
Collection:
GB_Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum
Inventory:
B 319 (CM)
References:
Henig, Cambridge, no. 497; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.a_12
Former Collections:
Ridgeway Collection
Material:
heliotrope
Dimensions:
21.5 x 18 x 3.5 mm (lower face 17.5 x 14 mm)
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Henig)
Iconography:
Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; bird: falcons (3); animal: crocodiles (3); snakes (3); animal: goats (3); scarabs (3); flail; side-lock of youth; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; boat, papyrus
Divine Names & Voces:
Βαϊνχωωωχ
Logoi:
σθομβαολη-logos?
A: Harpocrates sitting nude with knees drawn up, to left, on a lotus flower placed in a papyrus boat. Side-lock of youth visible, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. Around, triads of animals, clockwise from top: scarabs, goats, cobras, crocodiles, falcons.
B: Inscription in six lines: βαινχωω|ωχσθοβα|οληβαολ|σθοβαλαι|αμσθοα||βαη → Βαϊνχωωωχ, σθομβαολη-logos? 
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, 224-25, no. 497.
Michel, DMG, 19.4.a_12

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CBd-99. 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/99 on 22-05-2022.

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