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Archeological Object

Scarab (no cat. 942)


The small scarab has a hole arranged according to the major axis. The back is made with attention to detail: the prothorax is divided by a line from the elytra, in turn divided by an incised line.
On the base is represented the image of the god Horus in shape of a falcon with the nekhekh scourge and placed above the sign neb; in the face of god is engraved an image of the ureus and at the top was the representation of the winged sun disk, which remains only a wing.


Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 942
Place of discovery
  Place of discovery:


  Definizione: Scarab
  Class and ware: amulets
  Title or subject:


Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Thickness: 1
  Varie: Conservation status: without the top right

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. 43

2009, Cortese V. in Einaudi S. (a cura di),  “Egitto nascosto. Collezioni e collezionisti dai Musei Piemontesi” Cinisello Balsamo, pp. 86-87, scheda 54