Fly amulet



Accession Number
BM30564
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Rulers
Amenhotep I to Amenhotep II
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt, Saqqara
Measurements
Height: 8.3mm | Length: 14.6mm | Width: 10.4mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Fly

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Description

A blue-glazed steatite scaraboid, with the back in the form of a fly. It is longitudinally pierced, with a cartouche-shaped base inscribed with name of Amenhotep I or Amenhotep II. It it possibly from Saqqara. The object is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1899 from the Rev. Chauncey Murch. For an ivory fly amulet, see Anonymous (1994, 264).

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Anonymous (ed.) 1994. Pharaonen und Fremde: Dynastien im Dunkel; 194. Sonderausstellung des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Ägyptologischen Institut der Universität Wien und dem Österreichischen Archäologischen Institut Kairo, Rathaus Wien, Volkshalle, 8. Sept.–23. Okt. 1994. Wien: Eigenverlag der Museen der Stadt Wien. 194. Sonderausstellung des Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 9]

Language
Egyptian
Script
Hieroglyphic
Last modified: 23 Oct 2020

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