Egyptian Necklace with Amarna Faience and Carnelian Beads

£ 450.00

A beautiful Ancient Egyptian restrung necklace consisting of faience beads from the Amarna period. The necklace is formed from an alternating design of turquoise and dark blue tubular beads, interspersed with flat cylindrical carnelian and red faience beads. The necklace is finished with a small gold plated clasp (please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied).

Date: 1353-1336 BC
Period: Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty
Condition: Fine Condition, please note that the measurements provided are for the folded length.


Product Code: ES-130
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Faience is a glazed ceramic known for producing bright colours, especially blues, turquoises and greens. It is produced from quartz or sand crystals mixed with other compounds, finished with a vitreous alkaline glaze to the surface. Faience glimmers in the light and was believed by the Egyptians to represent rebirth and immortality. During the Predynastic period only green and blue faience occurred, however from the Old Kingdom and onwards alternative colours such as black, yellow and red were added to the palette. The colours had different symbolisms for example, blue was thought to reflect fertility and life. Faience was manufactured into amulets and jewellery, the substance was used to create scarabs, furniture and cups.

Dimensions L 26.5 cm

North Africa

Semi-Precious Stone



Blue Faience, Turquoise Faience

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