Broad Collar and Counterweight
Gold, carnelian, glass. Tomb of Tutankhamun. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
The mummy of Tutankhamun had six wesekh (‘broad’) collars. This one, with falcon heads on either end, was found draped across the king’s thighs. When worn, it extended over his chest and shoulders. Both royalty and nobility used such collars for ritual occasions.
King Tut and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Exhibition at the Discovery Times Square Exposition, New York City, 23 April 2010 – 2 January 2011.
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Breastplate made with gold and lapis lazuli featuring Osiris, god of the
underworld, from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Girdle belonging to princess Mereret, from the Mortuary Complex of Senusret III,
(gold and amethyst). Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, c.
1991-1803 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Scarab Seal Finger Ring
Glazed steatite scarab ring the base of which bears the head of Hathor, uraei and the cartouche of Thutmose III. Its back is composed of gold cloisons inlaid with stone. Set in a gold mount ornamented with twisted gold wire on its perimeter, the scarab has a midsection of green jasper and wing cases inlaid with red jasper.
Gold, steatite and jasper.
Reign of Thutmose III, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1479-1425 BC. Now in the World Museum, Liverpool.
Personalized Cartouche Made in Egypt in Gold and Sterling Silver
Translate a name or initials into ancient Egyptian
In Egyptian hieroglyphs, a cartouche is an oval with a horizontal line at one end, indicating that the text enclosed is a royal name. Egyptians believed that one who had their name recorded somewhere would not disappear after death. The cartouche has become a symbol representing good luck and protection from evil, as a powerful amulet of protection for all eternity.