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Vulture Pectoral

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 Foreign Wives of Thutmose III
Medium:
Gold sheet
Dimensions:
Maximum h. 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in); maximum w. 37.3 cm (14 11/16 in); th. 0.1-0.13 mm (1/250-1/200 in)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
26.8.105
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
This Vulture pectoral, probably depicting the goddess Nekhbet, was a traditional funerary emblem. It probably comes from the same burial as a falcon-head broad collar with falcon-head terminals (26.8.102)
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1919.

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