The CBd
Magical gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat with animal triads (A) Greek inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1396
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26085
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26085
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 203; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.a_14
Material:
bronze
Dimensions:
33 x 20 x 1 mm
Iconography:
animal: crocodiles (3); animal: goats (3); bird: falcons (3); boat, papyrus; crown, double; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; moon, crescent; scarabs (3); side-lock of youth; snakes (3); solar disk; star
Logoi:
σθομβαολη-logos

A: Harpocrates sitting nude, with knees drawn up, to left, in a small papyrus boat. Head crowned with the solar disk, side-lock of youth visible. Right hand raised to mouth, left hand bent in elbow and holding a flail. Around, triads of animals, clockwise from top: scarabs, goats, cobras, crocodiles, falcons. Falcons wearing the double crown. Above, to the left of Harpocrates, an eight-pointed star; to the right, a crescent.
B: Inscription in five lines: σθομβ|αυληβα|ολσομβ|αλακαμσ|θομβλη → variant of the σθομβαολη-logos .

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1396
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1396
Michel, DMG, 19.4.a_14.

Last modified: 2014-07-31 17:26:42
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CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1396. 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/1396 on 14-12-2017.

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