The Menat is a counter weight for an elaborate necklace of multiple bead strings, to be worn on the back to hold the necklace in place. The necklace ensemble is also known to have been used in processions. This amulet is a miniature model of the Menat, having the same protective powers. Turquoise-blue in color, richly decorated on the front with ribbed suspension ring above.
Published: Lacovara, Peter 'The realm of Osiris: Mummies, coffins, and Ancient Egyptian funerary art in the Michael C. Carlos Museum', Emory University (2001) page 61, #52
Dimensions:Height: 7/8 x 3/8 x 3/16 in. (2.2 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm)
Condition:Intact and in excellent condition overall
Provenance:Private NY collection, on loan to the Michael C. Carlos museum, Emory University 1998 - 2015, loan number: L1998.062.087.