The CBd
Magical(?) gem: Harpocrates in papyrus boat
CBd-Number:
CBd-80
ID-Number:
HU-SzM-Ant_55.246
Collection:
HU_Budapest, Museum of Fine Arts, Classical Collection
Inventory:
55.246
Former Collections:
Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest
Material:
jasper, yellow
Dimensions:
13 x 11 x 3 mm
Dating:
2nd–3rd c. AD (Gesztelyi)
Iconography:
bird: falcons (2); boat, papyrus; crown, double; flail; gesture, hand raised to mouth; Horus; moon, crescent; side-lock of youth; solar disk; star

A: Harpocrates sitting nude, to right, in a papyrus boat. Head crowned with the solar disk, side-lock of youth visible. Right hand holding a flail, left hand raised to mouth. Two falcons perch at the prow and stern of the boat, both crowned with the double crown of Egypt. Above, to the left of Harpocrates, a six-pointed star; to the right, a crescent, open to top.
B: Plain.

Bibliography
Gesztelyi 1998, 146, No. 15.

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CBd-80. 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/80 on 13-12-2017.

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