The CBd
Magical gem in silver (?) mount: Harpocrates in papyrus boat with animal triads (A) inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1397
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26033
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26033
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 204; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.a_6
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
22 x 21 x 2 mm
Iconography:
animal: goats (3); bird: falcons (3); birds (3); boat, papyrus; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; moon, crescent; scarabs (3); side-lock of youth; solar disk; star
Logoi:
χαβραχ-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. Above, to the left of Harpocrates, a star; to the right, a crescent. Around, triads of animals: above, scarabs; on the right, goats; on the left, falcons. The lower part of the gem is broken, traces of further reptiles visible.
B: Inscription in six lines: χαβραχ|φνεσχηρ|φιχροφνυι|ρωφωχω|βωχτηνχ (character) αριν [...] → χαβραχ-logos, τὴν χάριν,  Illegible letters. Around the edge, illegible letters (ψ χ χ ω) or characteres. 
Set in a post-antique silver mount.

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1397
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1397
Michel, DMG, 19.4.a_6.

Last modified: 2014-10-16 12:29:29
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1397
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1397. 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/1397 on 12-12-2017.

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Christopher A. Faraone; Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

Rights © Christopher A. Faraone; Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

Rights © Ann Arbor, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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