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Dahshur: Gold jewelry from the tomb of Princess Khnumet (12 Dyn.)

Golden ornaments from a 12th Dynasty Royal tomb (orig. photo: Emile Brugsch in Maspero 1908, Cat. Egyptian National Museum, vol.1) .

These two finely-wrought circlets of enamelled gold were found by the French archaeologist De Morgan in 1895 in the tomb of Princess Khnumet of the 12 Dynasty, west of the pyramid of Amenemhet II at Dahshur. Both exemplify the high level of Egyptian workmanship during the Middle Kingdom, in the period of 1929-1895 BC. .

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