Fly amulet



Accession Number
EA57734
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Amulets case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Material
Stone/minerals (Steatite)
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Length: 23.4mm | Width: 13.9mm | Depth: 6mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Fly

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Description

This green glazed steatite amulet is in the form of a fly with incised detail. It is pierced transversely through the head, and dates to the Eighteenth Dynasty. It is on long-term loan from the British Museum who acquired it in 1924 from Harry Reginald Holland Hall.

Bibliography

Andrews, Carol 1994. Amulets of ancient Egypt. London: The British Museum Press. Goodridge, Wendy R. & Stuart J. Williams 2005. Offerings from The British Museum. Swansea: The Egypt Centre. [p. 9]