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The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt - Bracelet of Queen Ahhtop


BRACELET OF QUEEN AHHOTEP

BRACELET OF QUEEN AHHOTEP

Identity: Ahhotep, Queen
Material: Gold, Lapis Lazuli
Period: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Reign: Ahmose

Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.5 cm
Height: 3.4 cm
Weight: 96 g

This bracelet is made of rigid gold with lapis lazuli inlays. It consists of half cylinders bordered by a flat rim, while the scenes and hieroglyphs which adorn it, are cut in gold by a chisel. The representations in this ornamental piece recognize the king as the legitimate descendant of divine pharaohs.

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