An Egyptian Feldspar Counterpoise Amulet, Late Period, ca. 664 - 332 BCE
The pale green mottled feldspar amulet in the form of a necklace counterpoise, with a triangular body ending in a semicircle and a faux suspension loop at the top.
The menyet was a form of collar particularly associated with the goddess Hathor. It was composed of multiple bead strings, which required, as did all heavy collars, that a counterpoise be worn between the shoulder blades to counterbalance its weight and help it lie correctly over the chest. The counterpoise to the menyet collar was always pendulum shaped and began to appear as an amulet at least as early as the Ramesside Period, continuing until the end of the Ptolemaic Period.
Dimensions: Length: 1.7 cm (0.66 inches)
Condition: With a very minor loss to the back, overall in good condition.
Provenance: Private collection of Geoffrey Metz, Egyptologist, Sweden, acquired in the 1990s.
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