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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA65519

  • Description

    Thin gold plaque with embossed ba-bird holding a ḥs vase in one hand.

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 5.9 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 3 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    Published: Andrews, Amulets of Ancient Egypt (1994): p.68

  • Location

    G62/23

  • Condition

    good

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1952

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA65519

  • Registration number

    1952,1213.2

Gold pendant in form of 'ba'-bird: representing the personality and characteristics of the deceased. Its back is inlaid with lapis lazuli and turquoise. The body is rounded on the underside and there are two suspension loops.
Thin gold plaque with embossed ba-bird holding a ?s vase in one hand.

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Gold pendant in form of 'ba'-bird: representing the personality and characteristics of the deceased. Its back is inlaid with lapis lazuli and turquoise. The body is rounded on the underside and there are two suspension loops. Thin gold plaque with embossed ba-bird holding a ?s vase in one hand.

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