Bracelet



Accession Number
W793
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Body adornment case
Object Type
Jewellery, Bracelet/bangle
Period
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty
Twelfth Dynasty
Materials
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy) | Stone/minerals (Amethyst) | Stone/minerals (Garnet)
Provenance
Egypt, Qau el-Kebir, Tomb 734
Measurements
Length (doubled): 96mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This bracelet is composed of small garnet and two amethyst spheroids, one amethyst flattened barrel, four copper alloy rings, and an amethyst scarab. It was found on the right arm of a woman in grave 734 at Badari, which dates to the Middle Kingdom (Brunton 1930, p. 1).

Bibliography

Brunton, Guy 1930. Qau and Badari III. British School of Archaeology in Egypt and Egyptian Research Account 50. London: British School of Archaeology in Egypt; Bernard Quaritch. [p. 1] Grajetzki, Wolfram 2020. The people of the Cobra Province in Egypt: a local history, 4500 to 1500 BC. Oxford; Philadelphia: Oxbow Books. [pp. 166–7, 203]

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Wellcome Number
A58227
Other Identity
23/734 (excavation number)
Previous Owners
British School of Archaeology in Egypt | Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Excavation Details

Brunton excavation 23/734 (excavation number)

Acquisition
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 17 Jan 2021

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