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Pair of fly pendants

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

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

27.878a-b

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants