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Egyptian Necklace Counterpoise with Aegis of Sakhmet

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Egyptian necklace counterpoise with aegis of Sakhmet. Via The Global Egyptian Museum.

The original description says:

This faience amulet depicts a so-called menat, a counterpoise for a necklace of multiple rows. The counterpoise could function independently as an amulet and be worn as a pendant on a chain, as is indicated by the loop on the back. It could also function as a funerary gift. As is common for this type of object, the Hildesheim menat has the head of a lion goddess with a wig and a solar disk. It possibly depicts the goddess Sakhmet / Menhit.

Present location

PELIZAEUS-MUSEUM [04/030] HILDESHEIM

Inventory number

4862

Dating

26TH DYNASTY (not after); LATE PERIOD; 25TH DYNASTY AND CONTEMPORARIES (not before)

Archaeological Site

UNKNOWN

Category

COUNTERPOISE OF MENAT

Material

FAIENCE; GLAZE

Technique

FAYENCE; GLAZED

Height

9.8 cm

Width

3.4 cm

Depth

1.8 cm

Bibliography

  • Meisterwerke altägyptischer Keramik : 5000 Jahre Kunst und Kunsthandwerk aus Ton und Fayence, Montabaur 1978, Kat.-Nr. 138.
  • Eggebrecht, A. (Hrsg.), Nofret – Die Schöne : Die Frau im Alten Ägypten; “Wahrheit” und Wirklichkeit, Hildesheim – Mainz 1985, Kat.-Nr. 168.
  • Seipel, W., u.a., Ägypten : Im Reich der Pharaonen; Auf der Suche nach Schönheit und Vollkommenheit, Leoben 2001, Kat.-Nr. 185.

 

The Global Egyptian Museum

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