Red carnelian heart amulet with gold wire passed through the suspension hole in Etruscan times.
Part of 42 heart amulets under accession number M11957 (though catalogue card has only 32 listed). Presented by Prince Français, 1st Prince of Canino and Musignano (1775-1840) to Hortense Eugénie Cécile Bonaparte, Queen Consort of HollandLucien Bonaparte (1783-1837). Page 107 in the Bram Hertz calaogue (1857): "1046 Pair of Ear-rings in shape of the God Chnum (Jupiter Chnebis), set as ear-drops, with stands and rings, and necklace of blue bugles, glass beads ; a plate, on which is Horus, between Isia and Nephthys ; an ape, a frog, a clasp, or counterpoise of a collar ; two lions and a ram-headed hawk ; set with gold frames, and clasp of Etruscan workmanship. These were formerly presented by the Prince of Canino to the Queen Hortense, having been found at Vulci".