- Museum number
Pair of gold bracelets: made from twisted gold wire, apparently on a bronze or copper armature, with snake-headed terminals at the ends.
Diameter: 7.50 - 8 centimetres (max.)
- Curator's comments
- The snake heads, in addition to being decorative, could also have had an amuletic or protective function for the wearer. This would have extended into protection for the body after death, as it is likely that these came from a tomb.
J.H. Taylor and N.C. Strudwick, Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from The British Museum, Santa Ana and London 2005, pp. 202-3, pl. on p. 203.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2005-2008, California, The Bowers Museum, Death and Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
- BM/Big number
- Registration number