Gold Necklace of the Child Myt
- Middle Kingdom
- Dynasty 11
- reign of Mentuhotep II, early
- ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Myt, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Pit 18, mummy of Myt, MMA excavations, 1921
- Gold, twisted linen cord (ancient), modern stringing
- L. 61 cm (24 in)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
- Accession Number:
Myt’s mummy was wrapped in several layers of sheets, and five necklaces (22.3.320–.324) were found between the layers around her head. The precious material and fine quality of her jewelry indicate that she must have been of high status, even though she was just a little girl five years old. It has been speculated that she was a daughter of Mentuhotep II, but there is no direct evidence for that.