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A large Gnostic intaglio in hematite showing a seated Harpocrates on a lotus plant holding a flail and with a solar disc on his head. Facing him is a standing baboon with an erect phallus in a pose of adorning, he too has a solar disc on his head. The two figures are on a Nile boat where the prow and the stern shown perched falcons in attendance. Around the edge and on the back are formulaic magical inscriptions in Greek.
32 x 25 x 3 mm Haematite 3rd.c.A.D. Roman
Ex-European private collection acquired before 1970