Ancient Egyptian Jasper Menat Amulet

Description
Ancient Egyptian Jasper Menat Amulet
Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom Period

An Egyptian brown jasper menat amulet. The bead is pierced longitudinally for suspension.

The Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many of the amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife.

Measurements: circa 1.2cm length

Provenance: Foxwell collection, 1920-1930.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Egyptian
Material
Jasper
Object
Menat Amulet
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom Period
Condition
Good Condition, See Photo
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