Hinged Cuff Bracelet

Three pairs of hinged bracelets are associated with the tomb of three foreign wives of Thutmose III. They are all made of burnished gold inlaid with carnelian and glass that was originally turquoise and dark blue, but has faded. Each is inscribed on the inner surface with the cartouches and epithets of Thutmose III suggesting that they were a gift of the king.


Object Details

Hinged Cuff Bracelet

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, reign of Thutmose III

1479–1425 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb of the Three Foreign Wives of Thutmose III

Gold, carnelian, turquoise, glass

W. 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in.)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art