Egypt Picture - Pectoral of Mereret

Pectoral of Mereret

JE 30875 (CG 52002 Cairo Antiquity Museum

Material: Gold, Carnelian, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst
Size: Height: 6.1 cm; Width: 8.6 cm
Location: Dahshur, Funerary Complex of Senusret III, Tomb of Mereret
Excavator: Jacques de Morgan's Excavations of 1894
Period: 12nd Dynasty, Reign of Senusret III (1878-1841 BC)

This pectoral features griffins sampling on Egypt's enemies This piece was among some of the first jewelry to be unearthed by excavators in Egypt.

Pectoral of Mereret

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