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Object Number:E3989
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: Tomb W 22
Period: Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made: 1938-1759 BC
Early Date: -1938
Late Date: -1759
Materials:Gold (uncertain)
Length: 3.8 cm
Width: 1.6 cm
Depth: 1 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Fund, William Flinders Petrie, 1899
Other Number:AES 762 - Other Number


Realistic pendant of a Nile fish. Two halves of the body are molded around a core and the fins and suspension loop were set into the core material. Details of the fish are chases into the metal.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 236View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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