CAIRO – 6 December 2022: Egyptian museums houses a unique collection of artifacts.
Among the holdings of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir are two bracelets of gold inlaid with colored stones, inscribed with the symbol of a scarab, the eye of Horus and the winged cobra.
The aforementioned were used as a symbol of protection and were found in the tomb of Queen Karomama II in Leontopolis [Kafr Al-Meqdam], Mit Ghamr Center, Dakahlia Governorate.
Queen Karomama II is the wife of King Takelot II and the mother of King Osorkon III. She lived during the Twenty-Second Dynasty between 945-712 BC. Queen Karomama II was the daughter of the High Priest Amun Nemlot and his wife Tentsepeh. Her paternal grandparents were King Osorkon II and Djedmutesankh.
Queen Karomama II is known from the Chronicle of Osorkon B at Karnak and the Nile Quay Texts dating to the reign of her son Osorkon III.
Among the valuable holdings of the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir belonging to Queen Karomama II is a necklace of gold and lapis lazuli representing the deity Khnum between Hathor and Maat, which was found in the tomb of the queen in Leontopolis.