A large brass figure of a fly from India. It stands on six thin legs and the back of its tail. The underside of the fly is ridged. This is the same for the topside of the fly, but on this side there are also extra dots for decoration. It has two large wings, decorated with small dots and circles, two large bulging green eyes, made from gemstones. Its face is also decorated with small circles.
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