Egypt Picture - Jewelry of Queen Mereret

Jewelry of Queen Mereret

Jewelry of Queen Mereret




Jewelry of Queen Mereret


The jewelry of Queen Mereret from Dahshur, now in the Cairo Museum, is a fine example of the use of amulets. The falcon pendant holds the shen sign, symbolizing eternity, in it's talons. The necklace has as it's clasp two sa signs flanking a central ankh; together they read 'all protection and life'. The five inlaid 'motto' clasps in the middle function as hieroglyphs and with the other signs read as the Egyptian word for 'joy'.

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