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Shell Naming a Pharaoh Senwosret

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Houston Museum of Natural Science

Shell. Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991-1782 B.C. A number of polished oyster shells are inscribed with the names of pharaohs of Dynasty 12; it has been suggested that these were military awards, or badges of a particular division of soldiers.

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