Egyptian Beads Necklace with Gold Drop Amulets

£ 1,000.00

A fine Ancient Egyptian restrung necklace with alternating blue faience and red carnelian beads. The necklace also features three 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.

Date: Circa 1550 – 1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom
Condition: Fine, the necklace has been restrung.
Product Code: ES-71
Category:

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.

To learn more about amulets in Ancient Egypt, please see our relevant post: Amulets in Ancient Egypt.

Dimensions L 32.5 cm
Faience

Blue Faience

Semi-Precious Stone

Carnelian

Metal

Gold

Region

North Africa

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