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Lion Bracelet of Sithathoryunet

Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III
Date:
ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, BSAE excavations 1914
Medium:
Gold, amethyst
Dimensions:
L. 11.7 cm (4 5/8 in.) L. (lions) 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
Accession Number:
16.1.15a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
Excavated by Petrie at Lahun under the sponsorship of the British School of Archeology in Egypt, 1914. Received by Petrie in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum from Petrie, 1916.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 235.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), p. 229, fig. 12.

Patch, Diana Craig 2015. "Feline-Headed Girdle, Anklets, and Bracelets of Princess Sithathoryunet." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 118–19, no. 57B.

Oppenheim, Adela 2015. "Introduction: What Was the Middle Kingdom?." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 5.

Stünkel, Isabel 2015. "Royal Women: Ladies of the Two Lands." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 93.

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