Bracelets of Seti II
Two similar silver bracelets found in an anonymous tomb in the Valley of the Kings together with other items belonging to King Seti II and his consort, Queen Twosret .
Each bracelet is composed of two parts joined by a hinge and a clasp. The main part is decorated with a scene that shows the queen offering the king a vase and a flower. Seti II is seated on a throne with his feet shown as the paws of a lion; he is holding a cup in his left hand and a palm leaf in his right.
Bracelets were a common ornament worn by both women and men. These examples come from the Valley of the Kings and were found together with other items belonging to King Seti II and his consort, Queen Twosret, in an anonymous tomb that was probably used as a hiding place by the thieves that had violated the couple’s tomb.
New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, reign of Seti II, ca. 1203-1197. Silver, maximum width: 6.5 cm. Found in an anonymous tomb no. 56, Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Excavation by T. Davis (1908). Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 39688