Belt buckle inscribed for Nefertari

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)


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment

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


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