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Turtle amulet

Period:
Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 15–17
Date:
ca. 1640–1550 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Quartz and hematite
Dimensions:
l. 1.9 cm (3/4 in); w. 1.5 cm (9/16 in); th. 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2398
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 109
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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