Egyptian Senebtisi Knot Motif Stud Earrings from The Met Museum


During Egypt’s Middle Kingdom period, the knot was a popular symbol imbued with protective properties. Our timeless earrings reinterpret a gold knot-shaped clasp (ca. 1850-1775 B.C.) that once belonged to an ancient Egyptian noblewoman named Senebtisi. The early 20th-century discovery of her remarkable tomb was unparalleled at the time; her exquisite ritual jewelry suggested an association with royalty, and she was buried with ceremonial staves, previously thought exclusive to high-born men.

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