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Symbols of Regeneration: Nile Turtle Amulet

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Date:
ca. 1991–1802 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Said to be from Northern Upper Egypt, Dendera
Medium:
Rock crystal inlaid with amethyst, turquoise, lapis-lazuli, and red jasper
Dimensions:
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:
26.7.1359
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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