Fragment of menat
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
Findspot: Egypt, Deir El-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhetep
Length x width x depth: 9 x 4.5 x 1.1 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/4 x 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a fragment of a menat would have been a component of a broad necklace/collar heavy enough to require a counterweight. It is made of blue glazed faience and takes a characteristic shape: flat with straight, somewhat flaring sides that culminate in a circular to oval end. Niether sied carries additional decoration. The original top (i.e. side of attachment) portion with suspension hole has broken away and is missing. The glazed surface shows some cracking.
From Thebes, Deir-el-Bahri, Temple of Nebhepetra Mentuhotep II. 1906: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: October 11, 1906)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription