Belt buckle inscribed for Nefertari

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


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Queens, Said to be from tomb of Queen Nefertari (QV 66)

Dimensions

Height x width: 4.7 x 11.5 cm (1 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

04.1955

Medium or Technique

Silver, gold, feldspar, carnelian, blue frit, glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Inscribed for “the Osiris, great royal wife, his beloved, mistress of Lower Egypt.”

Provenance

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