History Has Cool Jewelry, Part VII

History Has Cool Jewelry, Part VI

Gold wig rings, from the reign of Senwosret II/Amenemhat III, c.1887–1813 B.C.

The rings have been placed on a modern wig to show how they were worn. Imagine having that much gold in your hair! Here’s the front of the wig:

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Source: [Metropolitan Museum of Art – No.16.1.26]

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6 Responses to History Has Cool Jewelry, Part VII

  1. lilyklep says:

    Reblogged this on Lily Does Archaeology and commented:
    Someone should bring this back into style.

  2. kerbey says:

    I see Liz Taylor all over this: I’m pretty sure she filmed National Velvet around 1813 BC, so that’s her era, The obsession with gold to make you feel important and significant, no matter how heavy, the Cleopatra bangs, the rich brunette….

    • Ha! Yes! I just find it funny that the Egyptian royalty were so wealthy, that it almost seems like they were running out of places to showcase all of their riches. “I’ve got all this jewelry…where can I put it now? Let’s just thread this into my hair.” #ancientproblems

  3. I would so wear that, the gold not the wig. Can you imagine it with a gold sequin gown to match?

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