About this object

Cornelian amulet carved in the form of a turtle. Pierced through the width so that it could be threaded and worn.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Old Kingdom; First Intermediate Period; Middle Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    2686 BC - 1795 BC (Dynasty 3 - 12)
  • Materials
    Stone
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    1852 before
  • Measurements
    7 mm x 15 mm x 11 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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