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Fish bead
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty XII, reign of Senusret III 1870 BCE-1831 BCE

Medium
gold
Measurements
0.5 × 2.1 × 1.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Harageh, Egypt
Accession Number
1773A-D3
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1915
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Miniature amulet of a fish in gold. Made from two moulds and joined down the centre; joining visible in most places. The back, side and tail fins have been added separately, although the tail has broken off. The gills are moulded in the body and the eyes are inlaid, although one eye is missing.