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.

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.

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)!

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)

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.

Necklace from the tomb at the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq. Nimrud was the capital of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king of the 9th         century BC

Necklace from the tomb at the ancient city of Nimrud, in Iraq. Nimrud was the capital of Ashurnasirpal II, an Assyrian king of the 9th century BC

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