The CBd
Magical gem: Harpocrates sitting on uterus (A) inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1055
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 19
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 19
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 141; Michel, DMG, no. 54.2.l_2
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
carnelian, yellow to orange
Dimensions:
29 x 23 x 4 mm
Iconography:
gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with one leg bent in knee; key (7-bitted); Ouroboros; solar disk; uterus, in the form of a cupping vessel
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; αεμειναεβαρωθερ-palindrome; ορωριουθ
Logoi:
ακτιωφι-logos

A: Ouroboros with head at top to right, enclosing Harpocrates sitting to front, head to left, with one leg extended, on a uterus with a seven-bitted key below it. Head crowned with the solar disk, right hand raised to mouth, left hand resting on the knobbed handle of the key. Inscription inside the Ouroboros: ακτιωφιρεσχιγαλνεβουτοσουαληθιααεηιουω → vocales, incipit of ακτιωφι-logos.
B: Inscription in eight lines:ορωριο|υθαεμει|ναεβαρωθ|ερρεθωρα|βεανιεμ||εα, five characteres|ιαηιεηι|ουωηιη → ορωριουθ, αεμειναεβαρωθερ-palindrome.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1055
Images
Image of A in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library
Image of B in the Amulet Collection of the Special Collections Library

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CBd-1055. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1055 on 13-12-2017.

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