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LOT 0469

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GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 230 - 340
USD ($) 250 - 370

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£200 (EUR 226; USD 246) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN GOLD FLY AMULET
LATE NEW KINGDOM, 1550-1070 B.C.
3/4 in. (0.72 grams, 18 mm).

A sheet-gold fly amulet with heart-shaped wings, head formed as suspension loop.

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970-2010.
Collection of a late Japanese gentleman.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Andrews, C., Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, London, 1990, p.174, fig.160a, for a bead string interspersed with many gold fly amulets.

CONDITION