jueves, 27 de marzo de 2014
lunes, 24 de marzo de 2014
Gold fish amulet, nekhau, worn by young women attached to the hair to protect against drowning. In a Middle Kingdom tale one is lost as the king watches the girls of the palace row on the garden pool. The chief priest rolls back the waters to recover it from the lake bed. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Middle Kingdom 12th Dynasty c. 1880 BC. Place of Origin: From a child's tomb at el-Haraga. Material Size: Gold L:4cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh . Location: 42.