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Pair of fly pendants

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Two ivory fly pendants found in burial; transverse hole thru head.


From Semna, tomb S 579. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.


Semna, Nubia (Sudan)


Height x width x depth: 7.1 x 3 x 0.5 cm (2 13/16 x 1 3/16 x 3/16 in.) Height x width x depth: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.6 cm (2 11/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants