From: Sudan | Nubia | Buhen

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E10347A
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Sudan | Nubia | Buhen
Locus J33B
Period Second Intermediate Period
Date Made 1630-1523 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Bronze | Electrum | Ivory
Iconography Fly

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.

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

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