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Hinged Cuff Bracelet

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, carnelian, turquoise, glass
Dimensions:
W. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
26.8.127
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
Three pairs of hinged bracelets (26.8.125–.130) are associated with the tomb of three foreign wives of Thutmose III. They are all made of burnished gold inlaid with carnelian and glass that was originally turquoise and dark blue, but has faded. Each is inscribed on the inner surface with the cartouches and epithets of Thutmose III suggesting that they were a gift of the king.
Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1922.

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