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Turtle amulet

Middle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty 12–17
ca. 1981–1550 B.C.
From Egypt
L. 0.5 × W. 0.3 cm (3/16 × 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
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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