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Archeological Object

Amulet in the shape of a snake


Amulet in the shape of a snake

This amulet represents the front part of a snake. The triangular head is accurately made also with details of the eyes with two tiny holes; the body is slightly curved and terminates in a ring for hanging. This type of amulet was placed on the body of the mummy so that the deceased would be protected from demons in the form of snakes in the afterlife.

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 250
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: Amulet
  Class and ware: Funerary furnishings
  Title or subject:

Amulet in the shape of a snake

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: Uncertain
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Cornelian
  Length: 2,6
  Varie: Conservation status: good.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1983, Donatelli L., “La raccolta egizia di Giuseppe Acerbi”, Mantova, p. 142