An extremely fine example of an Ancient Egyptian bright turquoise amulet, modelled in the shape of a hedgehog. Although the animals’ big ears are similar to mice’s ones, the striate body recalls the typical hedgehog’s stingers. The amulet has been pierced longitudinally for suspension. The flat base of the amulet has been carved with hieroglyphs.
Date: Circa 1550-1077 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period