The CBd
Magical gem: Harpocrates on a lotus flower (A) ἡ χάρις (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1386
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26039
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26039
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 190; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.d_4
Material:
stone, unspecified
Dimensions:
18 x 15 x 2 mm
Iconography:
flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; plant: lotus buds (2); solar disk; star

A: Harpocrates sitting nude on a lotus flower with two buds. Knees drawn up, head topped with the solar disk, facing an eight-pointed star. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail.  
B: Inscription in three lines: ηχ|αρι|σι → ἡ χάρις{ι}. 'Grace'

A praxis known from a papyrus (PGM LXI 1-38) specifies that love charms had to be incised with the image of Horus on a lotus flower and the magical name Abraxas. Pieces with the Horus-scheme used as love charms: CBd-533, CBd-534

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1386
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1386
Michel, DMG, 19.1.d_4.

Last modified: 2014-10-16 12:28:08
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1386
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1386. 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/1386 on 13-12-2017.

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