The CBd
Magical gem in gold mount: Harpocrates in papyrus boat, animal triads (A) scarab, falcons, inscription (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-1401
ID-Number:
US-AA-KMA_26109
Collection:
US_Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Inventory:
26109
References:
Bonner, SMA D. 210; Michel, DMG, no. 19.4.b_1
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
26 x 21 x 3 mm
Iconography:
animal: crocodiles (3); animal: cynocephalus; animal: goats (3); bird: falcons (2); bird: falcons (3); boat, papyrus; clothing: garment; crown, atef; crown, double; crown, hemhem; figures, female (2); gesture, greeting; gesture, ithyphallic; gesture, orant; Harpocrates seated with one leg bent in knee; Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; hieroglyph, ankh; hieroglyph, sa; moons, crescent (2); nimbus; plant: stalk of grain; rays (7); rays, double; scarab; scarabs (3); scepter, lotus; scepters (2); snakes (3); solar disk; stars (2)
Divine Names & Voces:
voces, unidentified; αρβαθ and variants

A: Harpocrates sitting to front on a lotus flower with two buds, his left leg bent in knee, in a small papyrus boat. His right hand is raised in greeting, his left holds a stalk of grain. His head is crowned with the solar disk and encircled with a nimbus and seven double rays. A small cynocephalus is standing below his right foot, with right paw raised in adoration, on the top of his head a solar disk. On the right, facing Harpocrates: a standing goddess with the atef-crown on her head, holding the hieroglyph 'ankh' in her right hand, lotus scepter in her left hand; on the left: a goddess wearing the hemhem-crown, holding lotus scepter in her right hand, the hieroglyph 'sa' (Bonner: the hieroglyph 'ankh') in her left hand (both wearing long garments). Above, in the field, two eight-pointed stars and two crescents. Around, triads of animals in a different arrangement from the ordinary: above, three scarabs; on the left, two goats; on the right, a goat and a falcon; under the scarabs three cobras. The other two falcons perch at the prow and stern of the boat, all falcons are crowned with the double crown of Egypt. Under the boat, three crocodiles.
B: A large scarab flanked by two falcons, wearing the double crown of Egypt, facing inwards. Around, inscription: αρβαθαγραμνηφιβαωχνημεω → αρβαθ, unidentified vox

Bibliography
Bonner, SMA on CBd-1401
Michel, DMG, DMG 19.4.b_1.
The Kelsey Museum Artifacts Database on CBd-1401

Last modified: 2014-09-09 17:03:39
Link: classics.mfab.hu/talismans/cbd/1401
CITE THIS PAGE
CBd-1401. 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/1401 on 11-12-2017.

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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

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Credits by Christopher A. Faraone

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Credits From Bonner, SMA

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