University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E10347A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Sudan
Nubia
Buhen
Locus: J33B
Period: Second Intermediate Period
Date Made: 1630 - 1523 BC
Early Date: -1631
Late Date: -1522
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Bronze
Electrum
Ivory
Iconography:Fly
Height: 24 cm
Outside Diameter:21 cm
Credit Line:The Eckley B. Coxe Jr. Expedition to Nubia, Buhen; D. Randall-MacIver and C. L. Wooley, 1910

Description

Fly emblem with ivory wings and head made of electrum (silver with gold). Flies were awarded for military valor as Nile flies were tenacious and tough just as soldiers should be.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa (10 Oct 1992 - 03 Oct 1993) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Wegner, Jennifer H., and Wegner, Josef W. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. pg. 239 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 17/1.27CView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] O'Connor, David. 1993. Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa.. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 137/50/7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Woolley, C. Leonard, and Randall-MacIver, David. 1911. The Eckley B. Coxe Junior Expedition to Nubia: Vol. VIII, Buhen (plates).. Philadelphia. University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: plate 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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