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Archeological Object

Amulet in the shape of falcon


Amulet in the shape of falcon

 

This amulet represents the god Horus in the shape of a falcon. The object is well made and the yield of the particulars is accurate: the plumage is rendered in details and the feathers were carried out with slight incisions; are also made accurately the details of the eye, in which is well evidenced the curl, characteristic of amulets representing the udjat eye.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 1050
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:

Unknown

Object
  Definizione: Amulet
  Class and ware: amulets
  Title or subject:

Amulet in the shape of falcon

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Late period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Faience
  Height: 4.3
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet. Small scratch on the right claw; light abrasion on the surface
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1974,  Curto S., “Antichità egizie a Casale Monferrato” in “Quarto Congresso d’Antichità e d’Arte 1969”, Casale Monferrato, p. 196
1987, Leospo E., “La raccolta Egizia del Vidua” in Romagnini G.P., “Carlo Vidua, viaggiatore e collezionista (1785-1830)”, Casale Monferrato, pp. 41-42
2009, Cortese V. in Einaudi S. (a cura di),  “Egitto nascosto. Collezioni e collezionisti dai Musei Piemontesi” Cinisello Balsamo, p. 85, scheda 51