Ancient Egyptian Carnelian Fly Amulet

Description
Ancient Egyptian Carnelian Fly Amulet
New Kindom, 1550 - 1070 BC

An Ancient Egyptian carnelian amulet in the form of a fly, pierced to the top for suspension. The exact purpose of such fly amulet is uncertain but one proposed intention was to bestow the wearer with the notorious fecundity of the fly.

Measurement: 1.3cm length

Provenance: Ex. UK Collection 1920s - 1940s

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
Carnelian
Object
Fly Amulet
Century/ Timeframe
New Kindom, 1550 - 1070 BC
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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