Fly Pendant

1977.108.11b

On display

Gilded bronze fly with two suspension holes at the head end. This type of pendant has been identified by some scholars as a medal, awarded by the king for military achievement, sometimes referred to as the ‘order of the golden fly’. However, there is still little evidence for this hypothesis. Found with several pairs of earrings, finger rings, amulets, beads, and a large group of vessels in an undisturbed vaulted-chamber of a mid-Eighteenth Dynasty tomb containing eight burials (chamber 941 in Tomb Group 941-949 A’09).