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Part of a gold bracelet of Nefertari

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Thin gold plate with incised cartouche; border on either side of lapis lazuli, carnelian and amazonite set in gold. Part missing. 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)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 19, 1295–1186 B.C.


Thebes, Egypt


Height x width: 4 x 3.7 cm (1 9/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets