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Description: Tomb statue of Meryt (Merit). Collection Ancient Egypt.
Limestone, Found in the Maya's tomb, Sakkara (Saqqara), Egypt, ca. 1325-1310 B.C. (18th dynasty, Pharaoh Tutankhamun)
Meryt is Maya's wife. Like many significant ladies she bears the title "Singer of Amun". In her hands she holds a symbol: a necklace of many strings of beads with counterbalance in the neck a figure of the goddess Hathor. It is used as a rattle in the supervision of temple hymns.
Source of information: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO), Leiden, Netherlands
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