Egyptian New Kingdom Bead Necklace with Papyrus Amulet Egyptian necklace with papyrus amulet.. Product #: AS-3144 Regular price: $275.00 $275.00 In Stock
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Egyptian New Kingdom Bead Necklace with Papyrus Amulet

Product Code: AS-3144
Length: 72CM

£275.00

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A long restrung necklace of faience beads and tubes which were individually crafted in the New Kingdom period together with a pale green faience papyrus sceptre amulet dating to the Ptolemaic period.

The beads have a particular rich colour, designed to mimic more expensive stones and materials such as lapis lazuli, whilst the papyrus was used in the hieroglyphic script for the word 'wadj', meaning 'fresh', making it an appropriate talisman for the preservation of the body: The papyrus as an amulet represented birth and resurrection.

The New Kingdom Period was a golden period in Egypt's history and included some of Egypt's most famous Pharaohs, including Ahmose I,...

A long restrung necklace of faience beads and tubes which were individually crafted in the New Kingdom period together with a pale green faience papyrus sceptre amulet dating to the Ptolemaic period.

The beads have a particular rich colour, designed to mimic more expensive stones and materials such as lapis lazuli, whilst the papyrus was used in the hieroglyphic script for the word 'wadj', meaning 'fresh', making it an appropriate talisman for the preservation of the body: The papyrus as an amulet represented birth and resurrection.

The New Kingdom Period was a golden period in Egypt's history and included some of Egypt's most famous Pharaohs, including Ahmose I, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun.

Beads: Circa 16th-11th century B.C.
Papyrus amulet: Circa 4th-1st century BC.

NB. No clasp; designed to be worn over the head. Dimension given is total necklace length. Papyrus amulet additional 3.2 cms.

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