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EGYPTIAN GOLD FISH AMULET
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New Kingdom, Ca. 1550-1069 BC A golden amulet in the shape of a tilapia fish. A cast gold amuletic bead with a suspension hole through the centre. The fish has been crafted with careful attention to detail, boasting a tiny front fin, and with all fins intricately incised to depict their texture. Further diligence has been devoted to the face of the fish, and both sides are decorated in the same manner. For another exmple of fish amulet see: Cf. C Andrews, Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, , British Museum, 1990, pp 142-3. For a comparable see Bonhams 161, Feb 23, 2022. Size: L:31mm / W:15mm ; 4.3g Provenance: From the private collection of Mr. R. Unger; previously with a London gallery; acquired in the 1980s on the UK art market.
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EGYPTIAN GOLD FISH AMULET

Estimate £750 - £1,500
Jul 24, 2022
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Starting Price £500
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0037: EGYPTIAN GOLD FISH AMULET

Sold for £1,000
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Est. £750 - £1,500Starting Price £500
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Lot 0037 Details

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New Kingdom, Ca. 1550-1069 BC A golden amulet in the shape of a tilapia fish. A cast gold amuletic bead with a suspension hole through the centre. The fish has been crafted with careful attention to detail, boasting a tiny front fin, and with all fins intricately incised to depict their texture. Further diligence has been devoted to the face of the fish, and both sides are decorated in the same manner. For another exmple of fish amulet see: Cf. C Andrews, Ancient Egyptian Jewellery, , British Museum, 1990, pp 142-3. For a comparable see Bonhams 161, Feb 23, 2022. Size: L:31mm / W:15mm ; 4.3g Provenance: From the private collection of Mr. R. Unger; previously with a London gallery; acquired in the 1980s on the UK art market.

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