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Carnelian Necklace of the Child Myt

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 11
Reign:
reign of Mentuhotep II, early
Date:
ca. 2051–2030 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, Tomb of Myt, Temple of Mentuhotep II, Pit 18, mummy of Myt, MMA excavations, 1921
Medium:
Carnelian, twisted linen cord and original string
Dimensions:
L. 45 cm (17 11/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1922
Accession Number:
22.3.321
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 105
This is one of five necklaces (22.3.320–22.3.324) found on the mummy of a little girl named Myt who was buried in the temple complex of Mentuhotep II.
Museum excavations, 1921. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1922.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 162, 229, fig. 144.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), pp. 225, 228–229, fig. 4.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1975. "The New Egyptian Galleries." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new series, vol. 33, no. 2 (Summer), p. 112 (fig.).

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