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an ornament or piece of jewelry attached to a necklace or bracelet

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Corselet of Tutankhamun
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This corselet, or vest, is a magnificent piece of jewelry considered to be a royal and official article of clothing, depicted in relief and sculpture throughout the Egyptian history.

In the New Kingdom, this corselet appears especially in divine portrayal, decorated with feather patterns and always worn with the short, close-fitting kilt.

Tutankhamun's corselet is made of two rectangles of stylized feathers, divided into rows of alternating blue turquoise, lapis lazuli, golden chevrons, or inverted V's, and triangles of red glass.

The front of the collar depicts the king before Amun, lord of Karnak; Atum, the creator sun god in Heliopolis; and the vulture-headed goddess Iusaas, wearing the double crown and extending reeds of millions of years to the king.

Serving as counterpoise, on the rear of the collar is a similar pendant, composed of a scarab, flanked by two uraei, or cobras.

Dimensions:  Height 40 cm  Length 85 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Inlaid
  Cloisonne

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Carnelian
  Ivory
  Gold
  Faience
  Glass
Type Type

Type:

Corselet

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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

1333 BC - 1323 BC

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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