Lily pendant of Nefertari

Egyptian
New Kingdom, late 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: 2 x 2.1 cm (13/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1956

Medium or Technique

Copper overlaid with gold foil

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Lotus earing or pendant of bronze(?) covered with gold foil. Discolored and worn. Belonged to Queen Nefertari, wife of Rameses II.

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