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Turtle amulet

Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty 15–17
ca. 1640–1550 B.C.
From Egypt
Quartz and hematite
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:
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.

Arnold, Dorothea 1995. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 52, no. 4 (Spring), New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 35, no. 39.

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