Mould-made amulet in glazed composition, in the shape of a flat menat-counterweight of an aegis; only lower part preserved; circular end decorated with an wedjat-eye with modelled standard markings; at the other end, broken away, is visible the lower part of the collar of the aegis itself, decorated with modelled rows of drop-shaped beads; back of the shaft incised with an illegible hieroglyphic inscription; greenish brown glaze well preserved.
- Production date
- 664 BC - 525 BC
Height: 1.50 centimetres
Thickness: 0.40 centimetres
Width: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Other examples of menat amulets in glazed composition from Naukratis, but with different decorations: Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 86.812; BM 1888,0601.54.
On menat amulets, see: Andrews 1994, 41-42; Herrmann et al. 2010, 150 (type 99).
Andrews, C. 1994. Amulets of Ancient Egypt, Austin.
Herrmann, C., Staubli, T., Berger-Lober, S., Keel, O., Schönbächler, G. 2010, 1001 Amulett : altägyptischer Zauber, monotheisierte Talismane, säkulare Magie, Bibel+Orient-Museum, Liebefeld, Stuttgart.
- Not on display
- Fair, but incomplete
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Donated by Egypt Exploration Fund in 1886
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: H3814 (Accession Number)