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Amulet, shell

Period:
Old Kingdom
Date:
ca. 2649–2100 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
H. 1.5 × W. 1.3 × D. 0.6 cm (9/16 × 1/2 × 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2435
Not on view
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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