<em>Counterweight of a Necklace</em>, ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E. Bronze, gold, 2 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (5.4 x 17.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 49.116. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.49.116_erg456.jpg)

Counterweight of a Necklace

Medium: Bronze, gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 2 1/8 x 6 3/4 in. (5.4 x 17.2 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 49.116

Image: CUR.49.116_erg456.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Bronze menat inlaid in gold. Conventional form terminating in head of Mut wearing long wig and modius with uraeus at each end, the whole inlaid in gold. In center, in openwork, standing figure of Mut between two columns, at base of each a uraeus with crown of Upper and Lower Egypt. At bottom, openwork oval with vulture (Mut) on standard. Small plaque in front of standing figure of Mut incised with her name. Entire design repeated on reverse. Numerous incised details. Condition: Broken at neck. Isolated fragments of gold inlay missing. General condition good but considerable scattered corrosion remains which ought to be removed.

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