Egyptian Blue Faience Necklace with Lapis Lotus Amulet

£ 300.00


A beautifully crafted Ancient Egyptian restrung necklace featuring cylindrical-shaped turquoise faience beads and circular shaped yellow and white faience beads. The necklace is further enriched at its centre a single amuletic bead carved from precious lapis lazuli and modelled in the shape of a lotus flower.

Date: Circa 15th - 10th century BC
Condition: Very fine condition. The necklace has been finished with a small gold-plated clasp, but please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied. The measurements given apply to the folded necklace.


Product Code: ES-93
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The Ancient Egyptians wore amulets alongside other pieces of jewellery. They were decorative, but also served a practical purpose, being considered to bestow power and protection upon the wearer. Many amulets have been found inside the wrappings of mummies, as they were used to prepare the deceased for the afterlife. Amulets were modelled and carved from different materials, such as precious metals and hard stones. Lapis lazuli was a much-revered material, considered a semi-precious stone and not found locally to the Ancient Egyptians. Its status and value derived in part from the fact that it had to be imported, most likely from Afghanistan. The lotus was an important symbol in the ancient world, as it stood for rebirth and creation. Lotus flowers open during the day and close at night, thus illustrating the journey of the Egyptian god Khepri, who rolled the sun across the earth, and in doing so created day and night.

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

Dimensions L 25 cm

Turquoise Faience, White Faience, Yellow Faience

Semi-Precious Stone

Lapis Lazuli


North Africa

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