Egyptian Bead Necklace with Gold Drop Amulets

GBP 1,000.00

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Object Description

A fine Ancient Egyptian restrung necklace with alternating blue faience and red carnelian beads. The necklace also features 3 gold drop-shaped amulets. The combination of red and blue is particularly aesthetically pleasing and the gold amulets add an elegant contrast and finishing touch.

Amulets in varying shapes and materials were extremely popular in Ancient Egypt as they were believed to provide beneficial effects depending on their material or imagery. Many amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. It has been suggested that drop shaped amulets such as these could represent dates, but their exact symbolism is unclear.

Date: Circa 1550 – 1069 BC

Object Condition

Fine, the necklace has been restrung.

Object Details

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA