C. Bonner, Amulets Chiefly in the British Museum, Hesperia 20 (1951), 301-345, no. 35.
Obv. Composite design of Harpocrates and cynocephalus baboon; Harpocrates sits to l., r. hand raised towards mouth, l. not shown. Disk on head, star in front, crescent behind. The child's trunk is prolonged downwards to make the head and trunk of the baboon which is upside down in relation to Harpocrates. The baboon has a disk over his head; his lifted forepaws serve as Harpocrates' legs, and his tail springs from the god's shoulders.
Green jasper. Upright oval, 14 x 11.
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