The CBd
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Magical (?) gem: Harpocrates and cynocephalus (A) Inscription (B-C)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1389
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26041
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26041
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 194; Michel, DMG, no. 19.1.e_1
Material:
jasper, green to black
Dimensions:
19 x 13 x 3 mm
Iconography:
animal: cynocephalus; animal: ram; flail; gesture, greeting; gesture, hand raised to mouth; gesture, ithyphallic; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; moon, crescent; star
Divine Names & Voces:
αρρωριφρασις and variants

A: Harpocrates on a lotus flower sitting in profile to right, knees drawn up, right hand raised to mouth, left hand holding a flail. In front of him, an ithyphallic cynocephalus with both hands raised in a gesture of greeting; on the top of his head a solar disk, a ram behind him. An eight-pointed star above Harpocrates, a crescent above the baboon.  
B: Inscribed in two lines: αρορ|ιπασι → variant of αρρωριφρασις.
C: Inscription around the edge: ευτυκησαγαθοποσ → εὐτυχὴς Ἀγάθωπος, “Agathopus is lucky.” (Bonner).

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1389
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1389
Michel, DMG, 19.1.e_1.

Last modified: 2015-01-09 15:27:20
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CBd-1389. 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/1389 on 13-12-2017.

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

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