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Turtle figurine

Period:
Early Dynastic Period
Date:
ca. 3100–2650 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Fuchsite (green crystalline stone)
Dimensions:
L. 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.); w. 7.6 cm (3 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2605
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 101
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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