Fish amulet: this amulet, representing the 'tilapia' or 'bolti' fish, called in Egyptian 'nekhau' is made from a sheet gold frame or cloison, which encloses a flat green feldspar inlay. The sheet gold tail and fins with striated markings are soldered to the cloison. There is a ring for suspension at the nose.
© The Trustees of the British Museum
To license images for charged-for journals and publications, and other commercial uses, please contact British Museum Images.
Contact BM images
The image will be released to you under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. You can read more about the British Museum and Creative Commons here.
If you cannot see an image that you want on the British Museum website, you can order new photography from us.
Order new image