2013/11/20

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret


This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Queen Mereret, the daughter of King Senusert the Third and sister of his successor Amenemhat the Third. It is made out of gold, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and other materials.

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

It bears a cartouche containing the coronation name of Amenemhat the Third as decoration. Represented as two falcon-headed sphinxes, the king smites his enemies. Above, the vulture-goddess, Nekhbet, is shown spreading out her wings to protect the figure of the king and his name.

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