Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Belt of beadwork apron of Senebtisi

Middle Kingdom
Dynasty 12, late–early 13
ca. 1850–1775 B.C.
From Egypt, Memphite Region, Lisht North, Tomb of Senwosret (758), Pit 763, burial of Senebtisi, MMA excavations, 1906–07
Light and dark green, blue and black faience, paint
Apron: L. without buckle: 51.9 cm (20 7/16 in.), L. at center back with tail 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
Not on view
Excavated by the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds.

Lythgoe, Albert M. 1907. "The Egyptian Expedition III." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 10 (October), p. 168.

Mace, Arthur C. and Herbert E. Winlock 1916. The Tomb of Senebtisi at Lisht, Publications of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Egyptian Expedition, 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 18-19, 70-72, fig. 34, pl. XI B, XII A-B, XIV A, XXVII, XXVIII E< G, XXXI G.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 209, fig. 200.

Arnold, Dieter, Emma Brunner Traut, Henry G. Fischer, Matthias Seidel, Wilfried Seipel, C. Vandersleyen, and Erika Feucht 1975. Das alte Ägypten, Propyläen Kunstgeschichte, 15. Berlin, p. 389, fig. 393b.

Patch, Diana Craig 2015. "Garment of Senebtisi." In Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom, edited by Adela Oppenheim, Dorothea Arnold, Dieter Arnold, and Kei Yamamoto. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 239–40, no. 177.

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