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Archeological Object

Amulet in the form of a hedgehog


Amulet in the form of a hedgehog

The role of the hedgehog as a good luck charm  comes from his eating habits that make him a natural enemy of many harmful and dangerous pests for humans such as insects, scorpions and snakes. This example of a hedgehog is one of those little handmade articles that raises our curiosity about the technique used due to the great accuracy of manufacture, both for the dense texture of his quills and the realism of the shape of the muzzle and the ears of the animal.
 

Further information
Identificazione (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: inv. 278
Precedenti_localizzazioni (Label is not translated)
  Provenance: Unknown
Object
  Definizione: Amulet
  Class and ware: amulets
  Title or subject:

Amulet in the form of a hedgehog

Cronologia (Label is not translated)
  Period: New Kingdom
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  Material: Faience
  Technique: Die casting
  Height: 1,4
  Varie: Conservation status: discreet.
Bibliography
  Bibliography:

1983, Donatelli L., “La raccolta egizia di Giuseppe Acerbi”, Mantova, p.317