Lotus earing or pendant of bronze(?) covered with gold foil. Discolored and worn. Belonged to Queen Nefertari, wife of Rameses II.
Said to be from the Valley of the Queens (Thebes), Tomb of Queen Nefertari (QV 66). 1904: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (04.1953-04.1956, 04.1766-04.1769) for £40. (Accession Date: January 1, 1904)
Emily Esther Sears Fund