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Girdle with Fish-Shaped Beads

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
Dimensions:
L. as strung 83.8 cm (33 in.); L. of individual fish 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1919, 1920 (26.8.61a); Purchase, Edward S. Harkness, Gift, 1926 (26.7.1354); Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1987 (1987.399.1)
Accession Number:
26.8.61a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 118
Probably from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, found during World War I. Majority of beads purchased from Howard Carter, 1919-1920. Accessioned with other objects presumed to be from the same tomb, 1926. One fish bead acquired with Carnarvon Collection, 1926. The ring beads seen at Galerie Nefer, Zurich, 1980; purchased from that gallery, 1987. Published in Christine Lilyquist, The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III, 2003, cat. 136, 210.

Lilyquist, Christine 2003. The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III. 2003. New York, pp. 174–75, no. 136; p. 234, fig. 168; p. 352.

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