Fish pendant

Fish pendant

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A fish pendant.

It is from grave W38 at Hiw, Diospolis Parva.

Electrum is an alloy of gold and silver. The materials of amulets were often chosen because they were believed to have magical properties. These would increase the protective power of the amulet. Gold may have been linked with the idea of eternity because it does not tarnish.


A fish pendant. It is made from electrum and felspar. It is about 3,800 years old, dating to the 12th Dynasty the Middle Kingdom (about 1985-1795 BCE).

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