Egyptian Finger and Toe stalls

Egyptian finger and toe stalls are pieces of gold jewelry used to protect digits during burial. Such stalls were used during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt, and were thought to protect the deceased from magical dangers.[1] Toe stalls were discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun,[1] and a nearly complete set of finger and toe stalls was discovered in the tomb of one of the wives of Thutmose III in Thebes.[2] The wives' jewelry is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[3][2]

Finger and Toe stalls
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of Finger and Toe stalls dating to the 15th century B.C.
Years activec. 1500–1300 B.C
CountryAncient Egypt



  1. ^ a b "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs". Wandering Educators. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  2. ^ a b "". Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  3. ^ "The jewelry of ancient Egypt at the MET - The French Jewelry Post by Sandrine Merle". The French Jewelry Post by Sandrine Merle. Retrieved 2018-08-11.