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Fragment of menat

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This is a fragment of a menat would have been a component of a broad necklace/collar heavy enough to require a counterweight. It is made of blue glazed faience and takes a characteristic shape: flat with straight, somewhat flaring sides that culminate in a circular to oval end. Niether sied...

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From Thebes, Deir-el-Bahri, Temple of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep II. 1906: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund. (Accession Date: October 11, 1906)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1070 B.C.


Deir El-Bahari, Egypt


Length x width x depth: 9 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets