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.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Menat Amulet
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1550-1070 BC, New Kingdom Period
- Good Condition, See Photo