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Jasper intaglio: Harpocrates seated on a lotus

ca. 2nd–3rd century A.D.
H.: 1 1/16 x 15/16 in. (2.7 x 2.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
Amulet: Ouroboros enclosing Harpocrates seated on a lotus.
Inscription: On obv., around margin: the seven Greek vowels, followed by the name Iao; on rev. ablanathanalba, in Greek letters
Bonner, Campbell. 1950. Studies in Magical Amulets, Chiefly Graeco-Egyptian, University of Michigan Studies, Humanistic Series, Vol. 49. no. 191, p. 285, pl. 9, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Schlüter, Margildis, Gertrud Horster, and Peter Zazoff. 1975. Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen: Hannover, Kestner-Museum, Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Vol. 4. p. 308, Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner Verlag.

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. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 4: Eros-Herakles. Harpokrates, no. 233i, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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