The CBd
Magical gem: Horus on lotus (A) Ἰάω (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1163
ID-Number:
GB-AshMus-QCloan_02
Collection:
GB_Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Inventory:
Queen's College loan 02
References:
Henig–MacGregor 2004, no. 13.15
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
16 x 20 x 3.5 mm
Dating:
2nd c. AD (Henig - MacGregor)
Iconography:
bird: falcons (2); boat, papyrus; crown, double; figures, unidentified (2); gesture, greeting; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Horus seated with one leg bent in knee; Horus sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); rays (7)
Divine Names & Voces:
βρηβρη; Ἰάω

A: Horus the child sitting to front on a lotus flower with two buds, which is placed upon a papyrus boat. He is nude, right leg hanging down, left leg bent in knee, right arm lowered beside the body and resting on the hip, left hand raised to mouth. The head is encircled by a nimbus with seven rays. He is flanked by two naked (?) figures, who raise both their arms in a gesture of greeting. Two falcons crowned with the double crown of Egypt perch on the stem and stern of the boat. Inscription along the edge, under the boat: βρηβρη.
B: Inscribed in one line: ιαω → Ἰάω.

Bibliography
Henig - MacGregor 2004, 125, no. 13.15

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CBd-1163. 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/1163 on 23-10-2017.

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