Histoire Naturelle - Reptiles - Plate 1 - Turtle ~ This turtle is Trionyx triunguis, the common soft-shell turtle in the Nile delta. It can grow to more than 30 inches in diameter. It was called 'Shetywi' by the Egyptians.

A turtle-headed guardian demon made of resin coated wood was found in the tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings.

Framed 35 1/2 inches x 28 inches ~ SOLD