Hinged Cuff Bracelet,

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.

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118

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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: 26.8.125

Purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1922.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 134.

Lilyquist, Christine 2003. The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. 2003. New York, pp. 178–80, no. 142; pp. 236–37, figs. 173–74; pp. 284, 303, 333, 353.