Pectoral of Sithathoryunet

The Invention of Writing and the First Cities Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret II. Jewelry worn by royal women during the Middle Kingdom was not simply for adornment or an indication of status but was also symbolic of concepts and myths surrounding Egyptian royalty. Jewelry imbued a royal woman with superhuman powers and thus enabled her to support the king in his role as guarantor of divine order on earth.

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