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Amulet of Sekmet
c. 688 BCE - 525 BCE
7th-6th C. BCE
3/4 x 1-1/4 x 3/8 in. (1.9 x 3.1 x 1.0 cm)
Stanford Family Collections
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Emil Brugsch Bey, Cairo, Egypt; sold to Jane Lathrop Stanford, 1900-01
Handbook of Egyptian Goods and Mummy Amulets, R. H. Blanchard, 1909 Cairo
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