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A pair of bangles: one made of silver gilt and one of silver. Each is made from a tube of silver, one with some gilding remaining, folded over and joined on the inner circumference. Each end of the tube has two rings slipped over it. On one bracelet the push-fit end can be seen clearly; one end of the tube is closed and pushed into the open end. Presumably both bracelets were originally gilded.
Diameter: 5.50 centimetres
Height: 0.70 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Cf. identical bracelet in Cairo 46260, also dated to the Middle Kingdom, from Thebes, possibly to be identified with the one from this burial mentioned in E. Naville, 'The XIth Dynasty temple at Dier el-Bahari’ I (London, 1907) , 44.
Gilding is described in G. Möller, ‘Die Metallkunst der alten Ägypter’ (Berlin, 1924), 33-4; see too A. Lucas, ‘Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries’, 4th ed. (London, 1962), 232-3, For tire-gilding see G. Bénédite, ‘Miroirs’. Catalogue general des antiquités égyptiennes dy Musée du Caire, nos. 44001-44102’ (Cairo, 1907), no. 44075.
Also from this burial: pair of bangles (1904,1008.29), pair of bracelets (1904,1008.30), collar (1904,1008.28).
E. Naville, 'The XIth Dynasty temple at Dier el-Bahari’ I (London, 1907) 44; pl. X; The British Museum, 'Jewellery through 7000 years' [exhibition catalogue] (London, 1976), no. 21c.
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