It was used in ancient Egypt from the period of Sixth dynasty and has always been a favored amulet of the gods, kings, priests and priestesses.
It is visible in their hands, but it could be on their neck and hands as well!
It was made out of stone, bronze, porcelain, and other materials. When placed on the dead body during the funeral ceremonies it was intended to bring to it the power of life and reproduction.
The Amulet of the Menat represents:
- Joy and happiness
- Health and a sound mind
- Magical properties
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