Egyptian Necklace with Faience Beads and Lapis Amulet

£ 225.00

An Ancient Egyptian restrung necklace consisting of a selection of vibrant turquoise faience beads, together with small, flattened round pale black, green and white faience beads, alternating in different combinations. The necklace is centred by a single amuletic bead, carved in precious lapis lazuli. The faience beads come from a collection of beads discovered by Flinders Petrie at Gurob.

Date: Circa 1069-744 BC
Period: Third Intermediate Period
Condition: Excellent condition. The necklace has been finished with a small gold, plated clasp (please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied). When folded the necklace measures 21 cm in length. 

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Product Code: ES-83
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Flinders Petrie was a renowned Egyptologist, holding the first Chair of Egyptology within the UK. He is famous for discovering the Merneptah Stele, which details the Egyptian pharaoh Merneptah’s victory over the Libyans. The stele is now housed in the Egyptian museum in Cairo. Petrie also excavated significantly at Fayum, especially on burials from the Roman period, which has previously not been excavated. He made significant discoveries here, including the excavation of large numbers of intact burial chambers, which subsequently led to the discovery of the Fayum mummy portraits. He sold much of his collection to UCL (University College London), where it is now housed in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. These particular beads were from an excavation at Gurob, an important palace, town and necropolis located at the entrance to the Fayum. They have been re-strung, the original thread long eroded, into bright turquoise strings of beads.

To discover more about Egyptian amulets, please visit our relevant blog post: Amulets in Ancient Egypt.

Dimensions L 22 cm
Faience

Black Faience, Red Faience, Turquoise Faience, White Faience, Yellow Faience

Semi-Precious Stone

Lapis Lazuli

Region

North Africa

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