Bracelets from the Tomb of Djer
JE 35054 Cairo Antiquities Museum
Materials: Gold, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Amethyst
Size: Length: from 10.2 to 15.6 cm
Location: Abydos, Tomb of Djer
Excavation: W.M.F. Petrie's Excavations of 1901
Period: 1st Dynasty, Reign of Djer (2920-2770 BC)
Djer was the second Pharaoh of Egypt's 1st Dynasty. Though Djer's tomb was plundered during the Old Kingdom, by the New Kingdom, it was considered to be the mythical burial place of Osiris. These four bracelets were found still in place on an arm, probably that of a woman, wrapped in linen bandages and discovered hidden in the wall of the tomb. The bracelets, which are well designed and original in form, use alternating colors to combine numerous and varied patterns.
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