Stamp amulet of a hedgehog
This glazed steatite figure is in the form of a hedgehog. It is longitudinally pierced and the base is decorated with a representation of a seated deity and a men-sign. On long-term loan since 2005 from the British Museum who acquired it in 1903 from the Rev. Chauncey Murch.
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