Cuff Bracelets Decorated with Cats
- New Kingdom
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Thutmose III
- ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
- From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
- Gold, carnelian, lapis-lazuli, turquoise glass
- l. 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in); w. 5.1 cm (2 in); th. 2.2 cm (7/8 in)
cat spacer: d. 5.2 cm (2 1/16 in.); w. 2.9 cm ( 1 1/8in.)
barrels l. 0.6-0.9 cm
- Credit Line:
- Fletcher Fund, 1919–1922; Rogers Fund, 1922; Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1988 (1988.17)
- Accession Number:
The cats on this bracelet are similar to elements of royal jewelry dating to the beginning of Dynasty 18. The animal was sacred to the goddess Bastet, the benign counterpart of Sakhmet who incorporated the fierceness of a lioness.