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Jasper intaglio: Harpocrates riding a lion

Period:
Imperial
Date:
ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Jasper, red and green
Dimensions:
Other: 5/16 in. (0.8 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
81.6.294
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Harpocrates riding a lion with snaked-headed tail; thunderbolt below.
Inscription: On obv. most of inscription missing (chabrach formula); on rev., marmarazi
Bonner, Campbell. 1945. "Eros and the Wounded Lion." American Journal of Archaeology, 49: p. 443 n. 15.

Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 211, p. 288, pl. 10, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1988. Eros-Herakles, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4. Harpokrates, no. 320c, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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