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Archeological Object

Scarab (no cat. 945)


The small scarab has a hole arranged according to the major axis. The details of the back are rendered in a schematic way. On the base are engraved three hieroglyphic arranged horizontally: the hieroglyphic that represents the flowering rush is followed by the animal of the god Seth, on which is represented the solar disk. The hieroglyphics were made accurately. It could be the cryptographic writing of the name of the god Amun.


Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 945
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: whole

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