Category: jewelry

Broad Collar and Counterweight Gold, carnel…

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.

Photo:

Caroline P. Digonis

Regular

theancientwayoflife:

~ Pectoral.

Place of origin: Egypt, Abydos

Period: Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty

Date: 1938 – 1759 B.C.

Medium: Electrum

Breastplate made with gold and lapis lazuli fe…

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.

lionofchaeronea: Ancient Egyptian amulet (gold…

lionofchaeronea:

Ancient Egyptian amulet (gold with lapis lazuli, turquoise, and steatite inlays) depicting the ba (one of the parts of the soul in Egyptian thought, typically imagined as a bird with a human head).  Artist unknown; Ptolemaic period (332-30 BCE).  Now in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.  Photo credit: LACMA.

grandegyptianmuseum: Personalized Cartouche J…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Personalized Cartouche Jewelry, handmade to order at Khan el Khalili in Cairo

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.

Girdle belonging to princess Mereret, from t…

Girdle belonging to princess Mereret, from the Mortuary Complex of Senusret III,

Dahshur

(gold and amethyst). Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, c.

1991-1803 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

grandegyptianmuseum: Lion claw anklet of prin…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Lion claw anklet of princess Mereret from the Mortuary Complex of Senusret III (gold and amethyst, 34 cms). Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, ca. 1991-1803 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

theancientwayoflife:~ Broad collar necklace (w…

theancientwayoflife:

~ Broad collar necklace (wesekh collar).
Place of origin: Amarna, Egypt
Date: ca. 1352-1327 B.C.
Medium: Faience

Scarab Seal Finger Ring Glazed steatite sca…

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…

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.