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Symbols of Regeneration: Nile Turtle Amulet

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12
ca. 1991–1802 B.C.
From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Dendera
Rock crystal inlaid with amethyst, turquoise, lapis-lazuli, and red jasper
h. 1.6 cm (5/8 in); l. 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in); w. 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
Formerly Carnarvon Collection, acquired in Cairo between 1914 and 1923. Carnarvon Collection purchased by the Museum from Lady Carnarvon, 1926.

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