Ramesside JewelryNecklace in gold filigree of …

Ramesside Jewelry

Necklace in gold filigree of Queen Twosret and earrings of her husband Seti II.

Discovered with a cache of jewelry inscribed with the names of Seti II and Twosret in the Gold Tomb (KV56) at the Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.  

The cornflower and ball beads in this necklace were made by soldering wire rings of several different diameters into the desired forms. The piece is an early example of the technique known as

filigree. New Kingdom, Late 19th Dynasty, ca. 1292-1189 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.