The CBd
Magical gem: Horus sitting on lotus flower (A) Ἀβλαναθαναλβα (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1101
ID-Number:
US-NY-MMA-GRA_41.160.638
Collection:
US_New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Greek and Roman Art
Inventory:
41.160.638
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 191; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.a_20
Material:
jasper (colour unspecified)
Dimensions:
29 x 23 x 5 mm
Dating:
ca. 2nd–3rd c. AD (MM Coll. website)
Iconography:
flails (2); gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Ouroboros; plant: lotus buds (2); primeval mound?
Divine Names & Voces:
vocales, αεηιουω; Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome; Ἰάω

A: Ouroboros, with head at top, to right, enclosing Harpocrates, sitting to left with knees drawn up, on a lotus flower with two buds, which is positioned on a baseline standing for the primeval mound (?). Right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding two flails. Inscription around the edge: αεηιουωιαω → The Greek vowel series, Ἰάω.
B: αβλαναθαναλβα → Ἀβλαναθαναλβα, palindrome.
The image shows the impression, reversed in printing.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1101
The Metropolitan Museum Collections website on CBd-1101 

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CBd-1101. 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/1101 on 14-12-2017.

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941 (41.160.638)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941 (41.160.638)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941 (41.160.638)

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Credits The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941 (41.160.638)

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