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Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret II

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This pectoral—or pendant—belonged to a princess named Sithathoryunet, who lived in the early 19th century B.C. Zoom in on the details of the pectoral to unpack the symbolism.

This pectoral—or pendant—belonged to a princess named Sithathoryunet, who lived in the early 19th century B.C. Zoom in on the details of the pectoral to unpack the symbolism.

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Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret II, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret II, ca. 1887–1878 B.C.
Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, el-Lahun (Illahun, Kahun; Ptolemais Hormos), Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), EES 1914
Gold, carnelian, feldspar, garnet, turquoise, lapis lazuli
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916 (16.13a, b)