Crown of the Foreign Wives of Thutmose III In Western Thebes in the tomb of the Three Foreign Wives.
This Hair Ornaments is made of Gold, gesso, carnelian, jasper, transparent crizzled glass, opaque turquoise glass.
This gold disk from the funerary equipment with its now open spaces for original inlay as well as incised decoration of palm fronds or feathers was previously understood as the head piece of a wig cover from which the rosettes 26.8.117a were suspended. Such a reconstruction was first suggested by Herbert E. Winlock in 1937 and later modified. According to present understanding the joining of the rosettes to the gold disk and the use of the whole as a wig cover is uncertain.
These rosettes from the funerary equipment of three foreign wives of Thutmose III have been diplayed in various ways, since they came to the Metropolitan Museum in 1926.
Most familiar to previous viewers is their reconstruction as part of a wig cover with 26.8.117bb as the head piece. Such a cover was first suggested by Herbert E. Winlock in 1937 and later modified.
According to present understanding, the joining of the rosettes to the gold disk 26.8.117bb, and the use of strands of rosettes as a wig cover are uncertain.