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Acquired in 1891 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
CER
credit
date_end
0300-12-31
date_start
0100-01-01
date_text
2nd century-3rd century (made)
descriptive_line
Moulded amulet in the form of the head of Hercules, Egypt, 2nd-3rd century AD.
dimensions
Height: 9.53 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Islamic Middle East, room 42
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Bought by the Museum from WM Flinders-Petrie, for 12l. 6s, together with museum numbers 440 to 559-1891 inclusive From Kom-Wushim or Rubaiyat, north-east of the Fayum, Middle Egypt.
id
23646
label
Head of Hercules Amulet Egypt, AD 100-300 Moulded faience with coloured glaze Museum no. 486-1891 [Jameel Gallery]
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:58:29.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:58:29.000Z
latitude
26.69636
location
Islamic Middle East, room 42, case 1W
longitude
30.246469
marks
materials
faience ware
materials_techniques
Moulded, turquoise-glazed faience ware
museum_number
486-1891
museum_number_token
4861891
object_number
O84381
object_type
Amulet
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Moulded, turquoise-green glazed head of Hercules wearing the lion skin.
place
Egypt
primary_image_id
2006AF6969
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Amulets were meant to protect the owner from evil. This amulet takes the form of the head of Hercules, one of the most famous heroes of Classical mythology. In Egypt during the Roman period (30 BC-AD 639), Hercules was a symbol of power as well as of protection during times of war. The turquoise glaze on this amulet was popular in the pre-Islamic Middle East. In Egypt, turquoise was associated with good fortune as the colour of the life-giving River Nile. Under Islam, the lucky associations of the blue-green colour persisted in an informal way.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
amulet-unknown
sys_updated
2014-01-06T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
moulded
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
300
year_start
100