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Egyptian Menat Necklace

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Price: $55.00 $35.00
Member Price: $49.50 $31.50

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Description

Our necklace is based on an original in the Museum's collection from Egypt (Dynasty 18, ca. 13911353), consisting of many strands of faience and glass beads attached to a bronze counterpoise.

Polished white and green jade, yellow agate, carnelian, turquoise, black onyx, fluorite, jasper and amethyst. Safety knotted. Sterling silver closure with 24K gold overlay. 18''L.

  • Safety-knotted
  • Polished white and green jade, yellow agate, carnelian, turquoise, black onyx, fluorite, jasper and amethyst
  • Sterling silver closure with 24K gold overlay
  • 18''L

Art History

Menat necklaces were ritual implements that were held in the hands and shaken, especially in the service of the goddess Hathor, whose priestesses are commonly shown holding the emblem. When officiating as priestesses, queens and ladies-in-waiting also wore or carried them.

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Description

Our necklace is based on an original in the Museum's collection from Egypt (Dynasty 18, ca. 13911353), consisting of many strands of faience and glass beads attached to a bronze counterpoise.

Polished white and green jade, yellow agate, carnelian, turquoise, black onyx, fluorite, jasper and amethyst. Safety knotted. Sterling silver closure with 24K gold overlay. 18''L.





  • Safety-knotted
  • Polished white and green jade, yellow agate, carnelian, turquoise, black onyx, fluorite, jasper and amethyst
  • Sterling silver closure with 24K gold overlay
  • 18''L




Art History

Menat necklaces were ritual implements that were held in the hands and shaken, especially in the service of the goddess Hathor, whose priestesses are commonly shown holding the emblem. When officiating as priestesses, queens and ladies-in-waiting also wore or carried them.


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