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Turtle as a Votive Mehen Game

Early Dynastic Period
ca. 3100–2649 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
W. 12 x L. 15 x Th. 5.2 cm (4 3/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 1/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Alice Hampshire Silver, 1961
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101

Art du Jeu, Jeu dans l'Art. 2012. Paris, 128 (cat. 129).

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