Fish Pendant

Middle Kingdom

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This fish pendant depicts a tilapia and might have been worn as a hair ornament. Tilapias were a symbol for fertility and regeneration since they carry their eggs in their mouths until the eggs hatch. For the meaning of fish pendants see the object information for 09.180.1182.

Fish Pendant, Gold

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