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Egyptian Goddess Bangle Watch

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Price: $95.00
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Item# 80-023170 







Description

The striking pattern on our watch is derived from a small masterpiece of Egyptian woodcarving (Middle Kingdom, ca. 19811975 B.C.) in the Museums collection. Discovered in the tomb of the kings chief steward Meketre, this statue of a richly adorned woman carrying a basket of food on her head was created along with a companion piece now in Cairo. They personify estates that would have provided food for Meketres spirit in perpetuity. The feather pattern on the womans dress is often found in representations of goddesses.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled. Quartz movement. Hinged with a magnetic closure. 1 1/8''W; inner circumference: 7 1/2''.

  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • Hinged with a magnetic closure
  • Quartz movement
  • 1 1/8''W; inner circumference: 7 1/2''

Art History

The Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian art contains about twenty-six thousand objects of artistic, historical, and cultural significance, dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca. 300,000 B.C.A.D. 4th century). The majority of the collection comes from the Museum's thirty-five years of archaeological work in Egypt, which began in 1906 in response to growing Western interest in the culture of ancient Egypt.

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Description

The striking pattern on our watch is derived from a small masterpiece of Egyptian woodcarving (Middle Kingdom, ca. 19811975 B.C.) in the Museums collection. Discovered in the tomb of the kings chief steward Meketre, this statue of a richly adorned woman carrying a basket of food on her head was created along with a companion piece now in Cairo. They personify estates that would have provided food for Meketres spirit in perpetuity. The feather pattern on the womans dress is often found in representations of goddesses.

18K gold overlay, hand enameled. Quartz movement. Hinged with a magnetic closure. 1 1/8''W; inner circumference: 7 1/2''.





  • 18K gold overlay, hand enameled
  • Hinged with a magnetic closure
  • Quartz movement
  • 1 1/8''W; inner circumference: 7 1/2''




Art History

The Museum's collection of ancient Egyptian art contains about twenty-six thousand objects of artistic, historical, and cultural significance, dating from the Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca. 300,000 B.C.A.D. 4th century). The majority of the collection comes from the Museum's thirty-five years of archaeological work in Egypt, which began in 1906 in response to growing Western interest in the culture of ancient Egypt.


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