Large wig rings of Sithathoryunet

Middle Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111

Two boxes in the jewelry niche of Sithathoryunet's tomb seem to have held her ceremonial wigs. The wooden boxes and hair had completely decomposed, but 1,251 gold rings in two sizes that had decorated one of the wigs were preserved. They have been placed on a modern wig in an arrangement suggested by a wooden head that the Metropolitan Museum excavated at Lisht, another Middle Kingdom royal cemetery. A gold crown and a pectoral with the name of Amenemhat III, both in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, were packed in the same box with the ornamented wig.

Large wig rings of Sithathoryunet, Gold

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