H x W x D: 6 x 5.6 x 1.7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/16 x 11/16 in)
Ceramic, Jewelry and Ornament
tortoise, New Kingdom (ca. 1539 - 1075 B.C.E.), Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1075 - 656 B.C.E.), Roman Period (30 B.C.E. - 395 C.E.), Egypt, Ancient Egyptian Art, incising
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
1539 B.C.E.-395 C.E.
New Kingdom through Roman period
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1908 Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1908  From 1908 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Cairo, in 1908  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Pottery List, L. 1739, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1.  The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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