ANKLET OF MERERET
Identity: Mereret, Daughter of Senusert III
Material: Gold, Amethyst
Period: Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty
Reign: Senusert III
Length: 34 cm
Coquetry enhanced with a prophylactic symbolism used to adorn women's ankles with delicate chains, formed of amethyst beads connected to a leopard's claws. With a remarkable combination of color, creative taste in ornament and competence in repouss work, such beautiful jewelry united here in successful harmony amuletic protection of the individual and technical precision.