L. in front 35 cm (13 3/4 in.): Circumference 40.2 cm (15 13/16 in.)
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, 1983.96.1–13)
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.
Majority of elements purchased in Luxor with other objects presumed to be from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, 1919- 1924. Others purchased from Ernst E. Kofler, 1958 and 1966.
Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), pp. 231–33, fig. 25.
Lilyquist, Christine 2003. The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. 2003. New York, pp. 119, 122–25, fig. 91f; pp. 164–67, no. 114; p. 227, figs. 158–59; pp. 253, 287, 333, 337.