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Four Bracelets from the Tomb of King Djer
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These four bracelets were discovered at Abydos in the tomb of King Djer of the First Dynasty. They were fastened onto a linen-wrapped forearm of a woman, who might have been King Djer's queen or a member of the royal family.

The bracelets were held in place by linen bandages, which made it possible to recover them in their original order of stringing.

Three of the bracelets are composed of various types of beads: gold, turquoise, lapis lazuli, and amethyst.

The fourth one consists of 27 plaques representing the palace facade topped by the falcon god Horus.

The bracelets are of exquisite workmanship, demonstrating the skill of the ancient artists in this early period of Egyptian history.

Dimensions:  Length 18 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Inlaid
  Twisted

Style:

Early Dynastic Period

Materials:

Amethyst
  Gold
  Lapis Lazuli
 

Hair

  Turquoise
Type Type

Type:

Bracelet
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Abydos
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

1st Dynasty

Acquired: 

1901 AD
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Two Inlaid Bracelets of King Sheshonq the Second
Two Inlaid Bracelets of King Sheshonq the Second

Abydos
Abydos

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