a charm worn by the living or placed on a mummy to ward off evil spirits or bring good luck
Discover the beauty and craftmanship of Egyptian jewelry through the ages. See how Egyptian jewelry design evolved from simple polished gemstones to the richly inlaid golden masks, silver coffins, bracelets, and amulets of the 22nd Dynasty.
The First and Second Dynasties were the founding era of ancient Egyptian civilization when artisans mastered many fine jewelry making techniques.
The simple and beautiful pieces of jewelry discovered in King Sekhemkhet's unfinished burial chamber show the fine quality of craftsmanship in this early period of Egyptian history.
Scenes from tomb walls reveal how upper-class women enhanced their beauty.
The tomb of Queen Ahhotep, discovered nearly intact in AD 1859, contained the decayed mummy of the queen and many pieces of jewelry and weapons.
During the construction of a railway station, a hidden treasure of gold and silver vessels and jewelry was uncovered.
A great quantity of gold and silver artifacts were found with the burials discovered at Tanis, the residence of the kings of the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Dynasties.