Mounted as a ring in a 19th century setting
⅝ in. (1.5 cm.) high; ring size 8
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
with Willem Bastiaan Blok, The Netherlands.
Acquired by the current owner, U.S., from the above, 1999.
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This "magic gem" depicts a youthful god, likely Harpokrates, facing a hawk-headed Horus and clasping hands in the act of adoration below a sun. The reverse is inscribed: ABΡACAΞ (Abraxas). For a gem with the same subject, see no. G138 in the British Museum and no. G123 for a gem with the same inscription.