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Ensemble of Rosettes

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, gesso, carnelian, jasper, transparent crizzled glass, opaque turquoise glass
Dimensions:
l. in front 35 cm (13 3/4 in): circumference 40.2 cm (15 13/16 in) Weight of gold: 102.9 g (2.3 lbs)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Henry Walters and Edward S. Harkness Gifts, 1920 (1926.8.117a) Frederick P. Huntley Bequest, 1958 (58.153.2-.3) Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1966 (66.2.1, .7) Rogers Fund, 1970 (1970.169.80) Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1982 (1982.137.1) Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1983 (1983.96.1)
Accession Number:
26.8.117a
Not on view
These rosettes from the funerary equipment of three foreign wives of Thutmose III have been diplayed in various ways, since they came to the Metropolitan Museum in 1926. Most familiar to previous viewers is their reconstruction as part of a wig cover with 26.8.117bb as the head piece. Such a cover was first suggested by Herbert E. Winlock in 1937 and later modified. According to present understanding, the joining of the rosettes to the gold disk 26.8.117bb, and the use of strands of rosettes as a wig cover are uncertain.
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