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All sizes | Wig Cover Dynasty 18 reign of Thutmose III 1479-1425 BCE from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III gold gesso carnelian jasper glass | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Wig Cover Dynasty 18 reign of Thutmose III 1479-1425 BCE from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III gold gesso carnelian jasper glass | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Wig Cover Dynasty 18 reign of Thutmose III 1479-1425 BCE from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III gold gesso carnelian jasper glass (2)

Wig Cover Dynasty 18 reign of Thutmose III 1479-1425 BCE from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III gold gesso carnelian jasper glass (2)

Wig Cover Dynasty 18 reign of Thutmose III 1479-1425 BCE from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III | Gold, gesso, carnelian, jasper, glass | ©mharrsch, via Flickr ~ Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

Wig Cover Dynasty 18 reign of Thutmose III 1479-1425 BCE from the tomb of the three minor wives of Thutmose III | Gold, gesso, carnelian, jasper, glass | ©mharrsch, via Flickr ~ Photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York.

Egyptian Wig Cover made of gold, gesso carnelian, jasper, glass during the reign of Thutmose III (ca. 1479-1425 BC), 18th dynasty, excavated from the Tomb of the Three Minor Wives of Thutmose III in Thebes.   On top of the head is a fan-shaped plate on which palm fronds or feathers are chased. The cloisons between them were originally inlaid with Egyptian blue frit. Rings along the edges may have attached strips of rosettes to the head plate.   Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Egyptian Wig Cover made of gold, gesso carnelian, jasper, glass during the reign of Thutmose III (ca. 1479-1425 BC), 18th dynasty, excavated from the Tomb of the Three Minor Wives of Thutmose III in Thebes. On top of the head is a fan-shaped plate on which palm fronds or feathers are chased. The cloisons between them were originally inlaid with Egyptian blue frit. Rings along the edges may have attached strips of rosettes to the head plate. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Menhet, Menwi and Merti - Some of the treasures found within their tomb include gold diadems, gilded gold, toe and feet sandals, gold, carnelian and glass bracelets together with other vessels. Each of their bracelets are inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmose III. Other objects found in the tomb include Hathor decorated gold, silver and glass mirrors. While the collection is impressive, none of their headdresses employed the vulture motif used by more senior queens…

Menhet, Menwi and Merti - Some of the treasures found within their tomb include gold diadems, gilded gold, toe and feet sandals, gold, carnelian and glass bracelets together with other vessels. Each of their bracelets are inscribed with the cartouche of Thutmose III. Other objects found in the tomb include Hathor decorated gold, silver and glass mirrors. While the collection is impressive, none of their headdresses employed the vulture motif used by more senior queens…

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