Egyptian Necklace with Poppy Amulets

£ 1,000.00

An elegant Ancient Egyptian restrung beaded necklace with bright blue faience beads, small clear hardstone beads, dark blue faience disc beads and lapis lazuli poppy amulets. The mixture of shades of blue and the shape of the beads create a visually pleasing effect and each poppy bead has been carefully carved.

Date: Circa 1550-1069 BC
Period: New Kingdom
Condition: Fine, the necklace has been restrung.
Product Code: ES-66
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Poppy amulets and imagery often appear in association with the dead and Osiris, who was also the god of agriculture as well as death and the afterlife. As in modern symbolism, poppies also carried associations with rebirth and resilience due to the hardy nature of the plant.

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

Egyptian Faience

Blue Faience

Semi-Precious Stone

Lapis Lazuli

Region

North Africa

Reference: For a similar item, Bonhams, 16 Apr 2015, Lot 64.

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