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Small Bead in Form of a Fly

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom
    DIMENSIONS 1/4 x 1/16 x 3/8 in. (0.6 x 0.1 x 0.9 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented; by 1852, acquired in Egypt by Henry Abbott; 1859, purchased from Henry Abbott by the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; September 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small gold bead in the form of a fly. The bead is made in two parts of sheet gold with a sandy (?) filler. It is pierced twice from side to side for suspension. It has a circular hole atop the head and a triangular hole on the back. This is the companion piece to 37.704E. Condition: Small holes at tips of wings; small dents.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Small Bead in Form of a Fly, ca. 1539–1292 B.C.E. Gold, 1/4 x 1/16 x 3/8 in. (0.6 x 0.1 x 0.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.705E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.37.704E_37.705E_view01.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.37.704E_37.705E_view01.jpg., 2016
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