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In the shape of a turtle; eye holes drilled, inlay now lost, but traces of adhesive remain; hole for suspension near neck is in the wrong place. Turtle figures usually have a suspension hole on the hind part of the animal. No legs [legs are usually indicated by incising around edge, or as...

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Findspot Information: From Tukh. Exp.Ph. O.S. B 9887 / B 9892 Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe; January, 1901. Brought from Harvard Camp in 1947

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Brought from Harvard Camp

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Tukh, Egypt


Legacy dimension: Length: .105 m. W. .076 m. TH. .011 m.

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The Ancient World


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