Hand Amulet, Carnelian

Hand Amulet

Period:
Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 5–8
Date:
ca. 2465–2100 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
L. 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
10.130.2358
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.