Episode 73: The Three Princesses

Thutmose III (Part VII): Diplomacy & the Egyptian Empire

After the brilliant campaign of regnal year 33, Thutmose enjoys a period of peace and plenty. Foreign powers begin to seek relations with Egypt, and the power of the Pharaoh appears supreme. This also manifests in the appearance of three unusual princesses…

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A gold and silver mirror in the shape of Hathor; from the tomb of the three princesses – eye inlays restored (Met Museum).

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Wig covering of gold, atop a replica wig and head: based on mid-18th Dynasty styles (Winlock 1948).

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The wig-covering in reconstruction (Met Museum).

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Wig crown of gold, with earrings, atop a replica wig and head: based on mid-18th Dynasty styles (Winlock 1948).

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Wig crown of gold, with necklace, atop a replica wig and head: based on mid-18th Dynasty styles (Winlock 1948).

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Floral pendant (Met Museum).

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Three canopic jars, of the princesses: left-to-right = Manhata, Manuwai, Meruta (Winlock 1948).

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Jug with the cartouches of Thutmose III (Met Museum).

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Necklaces in reconstruction (hypothetical) (Winlock 1948).

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Pendants and jewellery (Winlock 1948).

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Golden sandals of the three princesses (Winlock 1948).

Bibliography

Herbert Winlock, The Treasure of Three Egyptian Princesses (1948).

Christine Lilyquist (ed), The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Thutmosis III (2003).

Nora E. Scott, “Egyptian Jewelry,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin (March 1964).

Donald B. Redford, The Wars in Syria and Palestine of Thutmose III (2003).

2 Comments Add yours

  1. frogb says:

    Hi Dominic. Long time listener of the show – love your podcast. Quick question though in regards to Lapis Lazuli that you mentioned in this episode. Didn’t the egyptians have a Lapis Lazuli mine in the Sinai for their own production of the resource?

    1. DominicPerry says:

      Hi frog 🙂

      The Egyptians exploited Sinai for copper and turquoise, primarily.

      Regards,
      Dominic

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