Category: jewelry

The scarab bracelet of King Tutankhamun, fro…

The scarab bracelet of King Tutankhamun, from his tomb at the Valley of the Kings (gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian and quartz). 

The small circumference of this bracelet suggests that it was made for Tutankhamun when he was a child. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The scarab bracelet of King Tutankhamun, fro…

The scarab bracelet of King Tutankhamun, from his tomb at the Valley of the Kings (gold, lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian and quartz). 

The small circumference of this bracelet suggests that it was made for Tutankhamun when he was a child. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Golden Ram’s Head amulet. Third Intermed…

Golden Ram’s Head amulet. Third Intermediate Period/

Kushite, 25th Dynasty, ca. 760-656 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Golden Ram’s Head amulet. Third Intermed…

Golden Ram’s Head amulet. Third Intermediate Period/

Kushite, 25th Dynasty, ca. 760-656 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Gold hair band with the head of Medusa (emboss…

Gold hair band with the head of Medusa (embossed foil), from Alexandria. Roman Period, ca. 30-390 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

A collection of ancient Egyptian jewelry in th…

A collection of ancient Egyptian jewelry in the British Museum, London.

Bracelet with the cartouche of Psusennes I f…

Bracelet with the cartouche of Psusennes I found on the arms of King Amenemope at Tanis

(gold inlaid with semi-precious stones). Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Anklet from the mummy of king Psusennes I …

Anklet from the mummy of king Psusennes I

(gold, lapis-lazuli and carnelian).

Third Intermediate Period, 21st Dynasty, ca. 1070-945 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

A pectoral depicting the birth of the sun fr…

A pectoral depicting the birth of the sun from the burial of Queen Kama on Leontopolis mother of Osorkon III and possibly wife of Shoshenq IV (gold, lapis-lazuli, silver and glass). The ram-headed god Khnum is flanked by the goddesses Hathor and Ma’at. Third Intermediate Period, 23rd Dynasty, ca. 837-728 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Necklace with a pectoral bearing the cartouc…

Necklace with a pectoral bearing the cartouche of

Senusret

II

(gold, carnelian, turquoise and lapis-lazuli), from the Tomb of Princess

Sithathor, next to the pyramid of king

Senusret

III at Dahshur.

The frame of this pectoral is topped by a cavetto cornice. Below, at the center of the piece, is a cartouche of

Senusret

II, surmounted by the hieroglyphic symbol for gods. On either side of the cartouche is a hawk, each wearing the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, and standing on a neb-symbol, meaning gold. Behind each hawk is a cobra and a sun-disc, with each cobra passing through an ankh-symbol. The pectoral is attached to a chain of gold beads, and semi-precious stones.

Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1991-1803 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.