The CBd
Magical gem: Harpocrates with animal triads (A) inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1066
ID-Number:
US-AA-SCL_Bonner 16
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library
Inventory:
SCL-Bonner 16
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 207; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.e_4
Former Collections:
Bonner, Campbell (1876 Nashville – 1954 Ann Arbor)
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
24 x 21 x 5 mm
Iconography:
animal: crocodiles (3); animal: goats (3); bird: falcons (3); flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, kneeling; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); scarabs (3)
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales; voces, unidentified; Λαϊλαμ and variants; σεμεσειλαμ and variants

A: Harpocrates kneeling to left, on a lotus flower with two buds. Right hand to mouth, left hand holding flail. Around, triads of animals, clockwise from the left: falcons, scarabs, goats. Below, crocodiles or snakes, probably the former.
B: Inscription in eight lines: ακαμ|φαδων|εβασαμ|μαχαρακ|ωσιβωχα||ρουηλαρ|ουηλα|ιλαμ → voces including Λαϊλαμ.
C: Inscription and character on the edge: σεμεσιλαμιηιη (character) ιαι → voces including variant of σεμεσειλαμ.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1066

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-1066. 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/1066 on 12-12-2017.

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