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Materials: Lapis Lazuli Materials: Lapis Lazuli

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Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine
Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine

The amulet represents the god Ptah as a mummiform figure, wearing a straight beard and an unusual headdress. His hands emerge from the shroud to hold the djed pillar, the emblem of the god Osiris. This figure is set within a decorated gold shrine with a suspension loop on the roof, so that the piece could be worn like an amulet.

Amulet

Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep was found along with other jewels inside her sarcophagus.

Bracelet

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret
Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Queen Mereret, the daughter of King Senusert the Third and sister of his successor Amenemhat the Third.

Pectoral or Collar

Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

The bracelet is composed of 30 rows of beads of gold and semiprecious stones. They alternate with each other to form triangles and squares.

Bracelet

Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab
Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab

This bracelet of Tutankhamun bears a scarab, which is the symbol of the morning sun and the most popular motif used in jewelry.

Bracelet

Bracelet with Udjat Eyes
Bracelet with Udjat Eyes

This original bracelet is formed of fifteen "Eyes of Horus," which are called, in the ancient Egyptian language, Udjat eyes. It provides its wearer with strong protection because the Udjat eye is the best-known amulet for protection.

Bracelet

Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First
Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First

Among the 22 bracelets found on the arms of King Psusennes the First, this heavy one is the most interesting, as it has a special form and design.

Bracelet

Ceremonial Dagger of King Ahmose the First
Ceremonial Dagger of King Ahmose the First

This dagger was inscribed on the two faces of the gold blade with the name and epithets of King Ahmose the First.

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun
Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun

This highly decorated throne is one of the masterpieces of King Tutankhamun's treasure, and was found in the room called the "Annexe" in his tomb.

Throne

Diadem of Princess Khnumit with Gold Vulture
Diadem of Princess Khnumit with Gold Vulture

This diadem, or royal headband, is formed of a series of horizontal and vertical decorations made of gold with inlays of semiprecious stones and glass paste.

Diadem

Diadem of Sat-Hathor
Diadem of Sat-Hathor

This diadem, or royal headband, is a gold band decorated with 15 rosettes and a cobra with inlays of carnelian, lapis lazuli, and green glass paste.

Diadem

Diadem of Tutankhamun
Diadem of Tutankhamun

This gold diadem was designed to secure the wig of the king during ceremonies and to protect his forehead in the hereafter.

Diadem

Falcon Amulet of Prince Hornakht
Falcon Amulet of Prince Hornakht

A gold amulet that depicts a squatting falcon. It dates to the reign of Prince Hornakht.

Amulet

Four Bracelets from the Tomb of King Djer
Four Bracelets from the Tomb of King Djer

These four bracelets were discovered at Abydos in the tomb of King Djer of the First Dynasty. They demonstrate the skill of the ancient artists in this early period of Egyptian history.

Bracelet

Girdle of Princess Sat-Hathor
Girdle of Princess Sat-Hathor

This girdle of the Princess Sat-Hathor is made of eight gold, half-open cowry shells. The ones at each end have flat reverses, and were joined by means of grooves to serve as a clasp, fastening the girdle when they slid one into the other. The shells are separated from each other by rhomboidal polychrome beads of carnelian, feldspar, and lapis lazuli.

Jewelry

Gold Bracelet with Scarab of King Sheshonq the Second
Gold Bracelet with Scarab of King Sheshonq the Second

The gold bracelet belongs to King Sheshonq the Second. The rigid bracelet ends in the shape of lotus flowers. The ends of the plain gold bracelet are joined by a finely detailed lapis lazuli scarab.

Bracelet

Gold Inlaid Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep
Gold Inlaid Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep is formed with two semicircles. The right one depicts Geb, the god of earth. The other shows a falcon and a jackal-headed figure representing the souls of Buto and Nekhen.

Bracelet

Gold Inlaid Pectoral of King Amenemope
Gold Inlaid Pectoral of King Amenemope

This pectoral, a large piece of jewelry worn on the chest, of King Amenemope is in the form of a shrine with two lateral pillars. In the center is a scarab of lapis lazuli flanked by Isis and Nephthys.

Pectoral or Collar

Head of Hathor Pendant
Head of Hathor Pendant

This beautiful pendant represents the head of Hathor. This type of jewelry was considered to be an amulet and to provide its wearer with the attributes of the goddess, which are love, motherhood and protection as with all the deities.

Amulet

Heart Amulet with a Chain
Heart Amulet with a Chain

This is a heart amulet of lapis lazuli, made to be hung from a golden chain. It should have hung from the neck of the owner's mummy. The heart amulet (or a scarab) should be placed within the chest of the mummy as a substitute for the real heart. Then, the deceased would regain his vitality, have control over his organs, move, and live again.

Amulet

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