scepter with head of dog or jackal attop; it is much like Gardiner's sign F 12. At l., facing him, is a figure that seems to have been identical, but all is broken away except the apron, legs, hand holding whip, lower end of scepter, and traces of snake's head. In center, female worshiper in long tunic facing demon at l. and lifting hand to lips in the gesture of proskynesis. Two stars and three (originally four) characters in field.
Rev. Inscription in four lines, also a few traces of a fifth but only on the right. Greek letters, mostly illegible, making no sense. Characters all round bevel.
Haematite. Transverse oblong, 21 X 15 Χ 4.
Obv. God standing to l., nude except for apron, was scepter in r. hand, ankh in l. Instead of human head, serpent with plume or skhent (?) on r. shoulder, head and neck of ibis crowned with atef on l. In exergue, crocodile to l. with disk on back. Round margin, beginning at top, αρπovχvoυφιβριvτατηvωφι ερμιθoυθ.
Rev. Inscription in nine lines; first the Iaeo palindrome complete, followed by seven letters belonging to the latter half of the same formula (φρικιρα); then πέσε (for πέσσε) πέσε
Χvoυβις, the last part showing that the amulet was to be used as a digestive remedy.
Haematite. Upright oval, 24 Χ 19 Χ 3. Chipped at bottom.
Obv. Harpocrates seated to l. on lotus, knees drawn up, r. hand to lips, l. holding flail. Wears the scalp lock, disk on head, nimbus with seven rays and the word Ζαγoυρη in semicircle. Facing him, cynocephalus with paws raised, disk on head. Above these figures, at top, three scarab beetles, under them three lions walking to l. Along l. edge, heads of three birds, apparently vultures, their bodies broken away, and the head of a crocodile. Along r. edge traces of two, perhaps three, animal heads (goats?) the bodies broken off. Star and crescent over cynocephalus. The badly broken stone once showed the usual animal triads complete, the three snakes and two more crocodiles being placed in the lower part of the stone, which is lost.
Rev. God standing to front, nude but for apron (the scarflike line from shoulder to shoulder is meant for the clavicles), tall scepter (the was
?) in r. hand, ankh in l. The place of the head is taken by a post with the atef crown on top, two rams' heads projecting at the l., two other animal heads (hippopotamus?) at r. The figure was completely encircled (with a short overlap) by the long Iaeo palindrome (p. 204
), more than half of which is lost. The last few letters, at the right of the god, are followed by the prayer δός μoι χάριv. The bevel on the right side shows the vowels arranged in threes and some letters outside them, mostly broken by the damage to the edge. On the left side is the beginning of the Sthombaole formula.
Haematite. Formerly upright oval, lower third broken away, also a broad splinter at the right of the obverse; badly chipped at top and left. Present measurements, 26 Χ 21 X 4.
Obv. Divinity seated to l. holding tall scepter in r. hand, in l., a garland with ties, or a variety of the sign sa
, “protection,” (
). The place of the head was taken, as often on the common pantheos type, by a post with animal heads on each side. Here all are broken away but the lowest pair, which seem to be lions. The figure sits forward in the chair, which is drawn in a crude attempt at perspective. At both sides vowels arranged in columns, but in no significant order.
Lapis lazuli. Lower half of upright oval, now 15.5 Χ 14 Χ 2.
Obv. Ouroboros with sharp triangular projections from the body, part of