Necklace with a double-lion amulet
- Third Intermediate Period
- late Dynasty 21
- ca. 1000–945 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Henettawy F (MMA 59), MMA excavations, 1923–24
- Linen, gold
- Cord: Diam. ca. 10 cm (3 15/16 in.); amulet: L. 2.3 × H. 0.8 cm (7/8 × 5/16 in.)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1925
- Accession Number:
Henettawy was buried with jewelry that she most likely wore during her life. This cord of two-ply linen, embellished with knots along its length and an amulet of pressed gold, was found around her neck. The amulet represents two lions arranged back to back. These are probably to be identified as Aker (also known as Ruti), the lions who guarded the horizons.