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Fragment of a menat amulet

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Fragment of menat amulet (shaft portion) with surface decorated with incised geometric design.

Provenance

From Dendara, animal catacombs. 1898: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA at the general meeting of the EEF. (Accession Date: November 1, 1898)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Dendara, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 5.1 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm (2 x 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

98.1113

Medium or Technique

Ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets