This piece of Egyptian jewelry is from the tomb of Tut-ankh-amun (Tutankhamun).    A scarab of lapis lazuli with falcon wings, supporting a red disk of the new-born sun.

This piece of Egyptian jewelry is from the tomb of Tut-ankh-amun (Tutankhamun). A scarab of lapis lazuli with falcon wings, supporting a red disk of the new-born sun.

Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements.  Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.

Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.

This piece of Ancient Egyptian jewelry is a rebus pectoral scarab worn by King Tut-ankh-amun from Thebes. It symbolizes the birth of the moon and the sun and was part of the king's coronation regalia.

This piece of Ancient Egyptian jewelry is a rebus pectoral scarab worn by King Tut-ankh-amun from Thebes. It symbolizes the birth of the moon and the sun and was part of the king's coronation regalia.

Ancient Egypt: Death and the Afterlife - Blue beaded necklace. Ancient Egyptian jewelry was often made out of beads. Blue was a commonly used color.

Ancient Egypt: Death and the Afterlife - Blue beaded necklace. Ancient Egyptian jewelry was often made out of beads. Blue was a commonly used color.

Ancient Egyptian jewel:The cobras of protection on each side wear the crown of Upper Egypt, the Lotus & Suns on the bottom edge represent immortality; Lapis Lazuli-the sky & stars;Turquoise-long life; Carnelian-protection. The Shen-immortality & protection; the Crook represents power. The Square is the Earth & the 3 bars are for the cycle of birth, death & rebirth.The scarab sits atop the mountain or afterlife.

Ancient Egyptian jewel:The cobras of protection on each side wear the crown of Upper Egypt, the Lotus & Suns on the bottom edge represent immortality; Lapis Lazuli-the sky & stars;Turquoise-long life; Carnelian-protection. The Shen-immortality & protection; the Crook represents power. The Square is the Earth & the 3 bars are for the cycle of birth, death & rebirth.The scarab sits atop the mountain or afterlife.

Selection of Scarabs, First Intermediate Period (c.2150-2007 BC) to Late Period (664-337BC) Ancient Egyptian (faience, red & green jasper & steatite)

Selection of Scarabs, First Intermediate Period (c.2150-2007 BC) to Late Period (664-337BC) Ancient Egyptian (faience, red & green jasper & steatite)

Historical Egyptian Jewelry - two subjects very close to my heart - ancient Egyptian art & artefacts and jewellery (making)!

Historical Egyptian Jewelry - two subjects very close to my heart - ancient Egyptian art & artefacts and jewellery (making)!

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