The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III

The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III

by Christine Lilyquist, James E. Hoch, A.J. Peden
     
 

ISBN-10: 030010121X

ISBN-13: 9780300101218

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

This book results from a collaborative effort to reconstruct the 15th-century bc tomb of three foreign wives of Tuthmosis III, discovered and robbed by villagers near Luxor in 1916. A general account was published by Herbert Winlock in 1948 (The Treasure of Three Egyptian Princesses, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art). The present volume differs

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This book results from a collaborative effort to reconstruct the 15th-century bc tomb of three foreign wives of Tuthmosis III, discovered and robbed by villagers near Luxor in 1916. A general account was published by Herbert Winlock in 1948 (The Treasure of Three Egyptian Princesses, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art). The present volume differs substantially in the type and extent of documentation provided and in interpretation.

Verification is provided of tomb provenance for a number of objects, for example, while other objects previously thought to have come from the tomb are now considered forgeries. The text explores and documents the location of the tomb in the southwest valleys at Thebes; field work conducted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art at the site in 1988; art market finds alleged to have come from the tomb; and the names of the foreign wives and the life they might have led.

(This title was originally published in 2003/04.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300101218
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
10.02(w) x 13.30(h) x 1.37(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Conventions
Ch. 1The Tomb Site in the Southwest Wadys (Valleys)1
Ch. 2Archival and Museum Documentation of Wady Qurud's Tomb 127
Ch. 3Archaeological Excavations at Tomb 1 by the MMA, 198857
Ch. 4Introduction to Catalogue Objects Associated with Tomb 1111
Ch. 5Catalogue Part A. Objects Assigned to Tomb 1 (1-165)126
Ch. 6Catalogue Part B. Objects Less Surely Linked to Tomb 1 (166-213)245
Ch. 7Catalogue Part C, Objects of Various Dates (214-324)264
Ch. 8Specific Discussions and Overview329
App. 1Graffiti in Wadys Sikket Taqet Zaid and Gabbanat El-Qurud339
App. 2Analyses of Catalogued Metal Objects342
App. 3Analyses of Various Glasses346
App. 4Documentation for the Interpretation of the Gazelle Diadem347
Concordances349
Works Cited355
Illustration Credits387
Indexes381

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