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Archeological Object

Amulet in the shape of Horus

Amulet in the shape of Horus

The amulet represents the god Horus in a standing position; the god wears a composite crown, consisting of the crescent that surrounds the solar disk. The dating to Roman Period is suggested by the armature worn by the god, that identifies him as a legionnaire.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 932
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Amulet
  Class and ware: Bronzes
  Title or subject:

Amulet in the shape of Horus

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Roman period
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Bronze
  Height: 5,9
  Varie: Conservation status: corroded surface; deprived of the right leg. broken below the knee

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, p. 40
2009, Cortese V. in Einaudi S. (a cura di),  “Egitto nascosto. Collezioni e collezionisti dai Musei Piemontesi” Cinisello Balsamo, pp. 84-85, scheda 47