Gold Necklace of the Child Myt

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105

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.

Gold Necklace of the Child Myt, Gold, twisted linen cord (ancient), modern stringing

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