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Magical gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat, triads of animals (A) Greek text (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1065
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 17
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 17
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 206; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.a_5
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
23 x 19 x 5 mm
Iconography:
animal: crocodiles (3); animal: goats (3); bird: falcons (3); boat, papyrus; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; moon, crescent; scarabs (3); side-lock of youth; snakes (3); solar disk; star
Logoi:
χαβραχ-logos

A: Harpocrates sitting to right in a small boat. The god’s knees are drawn up, his right hand raised to his mouth, his left holds a flail. A long side-lock of youth is falling to his neck, on the top of his head: the solar disk. Above the god an eight-pointed star and a crescent. Around Harpocrates, triads of animals, clockwise from the top: scarabs; goats; crocodiles; uraei and falcons.
B: Inscription in seven lines: χαβρ|αχφνε|σχηρφι|κροφνυ|ρωφω||χωβω|χ → χαβραχ-logos.
C: Inscribed: δοσχαρινφορουντι → δὸς χάριν τῷ φοροῦντι. 'Grant favor to the wearer.'

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1065

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-1065. 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/1065 on 13-12-2017.

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