Gold Inlaid Pectoral of Queen Ahhotep I

This inlaid pectoral is in the shape of a shrine. Its base is decorated with wavy lines in reference to the primeval water. It is protected by two falcons.

Gold Inlaid Pectoral of Queen Ahhotep I
Gold Inlaid Pectoral of Queen Ahhotep I

In the center of a boat, King Ahmose I is shown with the gods Re and Amun. The two gods are pouring water on the king in the purification process during the coronation ceremony.

Second Intermediate Period, 17th Dynasty, ca. 1560-1530 BC. From Dra’ Abu el-Naga’, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 4683

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