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Unique Jewelry Clasp of Tutankhamun
Unique Jewelry Clasp of Tutankhamun

This jewelry clasp features Tutankhamun's throne name in a cartouche flanked by two uraei, and topped with crescent and full moons.

Jewelry

Amulet in the Form of a Cow
Amulet in the Form of a Cow

The gold cow might have been used as an amulet or a piece of inlay. Attached to its neck is a sistrum, which is a musical rattle and symbol of the goddess Hathor. In Ancient Egypt, the cow is Hathor's sacred animal.

Amulet

Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture
Amulet in the Shape of Winged Vulture

This amulet depicts the vulture Nekhbet, patron goddess of Upper Egypt. It is in the form of a miniature wide Usekh collar and is made of beaten gold with a counterweight. It was found among many pieces of jewelry belonging to King Psusennes the First.

Amulet

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

Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes
Amulet of the Ba Bird of Psusennes

This amulet of a human-headed bird symbolizes the Ba, or the soul. The head resembles King Psusennes wearing the royal headdress, the royal cobra uraeus, and the false beard.

Amulet

Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya
Amulet of the Djed-Pillar from the Tomb of Yuya and Thuya

The Djed pillar symbolized resurrection, stability and endurance and became the emblem of Osiris. This Djed pillar amulet from the tomb of Yuya and Thuya is made of gilded wood to imitate a real gold amulet. It is inscribed on both sides with magical texts for the protection of the deceased.

Amulet

Ankh Amulet
Ankh Amulet

This blue faience amulet represents the hieroglyphic sign ankh, which means "life." It was depicted on tomb and temple walls with gods holding it in their hands or close to the noses of kings and other deceased people to give them the smell of life.

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 Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes
Bracelet of Plain and Striped Rings of Psusennes

This bracelet consists of two parts. The first part includes seven tubes that are connected by a hinge. The second part is a clasp using a pin that goes through the tube.

Bracelet

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 Beads and Scarabs
Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Beads and Scarabs

This masterpiece of a bracelet was found in the beautiful cartouche-shaped chest of King Tutankhamun with other fine pieces of jewelry. The main element in the design is the amethyst scarab with details, as is common with scarabs of this hard stone. The strap of the bracelet consists of four strings of beads of gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli and jasper in the form of tiny eyes of Horus and scarabs.

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

Bronze Anklet with Animal Decoration
Bronze Anklet with Animal Decoration

The broad bronze anklet is decorated with the raised head of an animal. The anklet is proportionally heavy. This type of anklet is worn even now in some areas as an ornament to enhance the attractiveness of the wearer.

Anklet

Byzantine Earring with Red Bead
Byzantine Earring with Red Bead

The single earring consists of a ring of thin silver wire of unequal thickness. It is decorated with a hollowed bead, which is dark red in color and is connected directly to the ring.

Earring

Ceramic Necklace
Ceramic Necklace

A necklace made of a collection of round and tube-like ceramic beads in yellow, green, and gray. The beads were strung on recently made thread. The necklace was used to complement women's adornment.

Necklace

Clasp of a Piece of Jewelry
Clasp of a Piece of Jewelry

This beautiful clasp from a piece of jewelry forms the throne name of King Tutankhamun, "Neb-kheprew-re." It was found among other jewelry in boxes in the Treasury Room. The central element is the scarab "Khepri," which is made of a fine piece of lapis lazuli; the line details of the scarab are marked in gold. Beneath it is a basket-shaped "neb" sign, decorated with squares inlaid with lapis lazuli, turquoise and carnelian.

Jewelry

Collar Made of Colored Faience
Collar Made of Colored Faience

This openwork collar was discovered at Tell el-Amarna near the royal palace. It was probably worn by one of the royal princesses or one of the two queens. It consists of seven rows made of faience separated by horizontal strings of small beads.

Necklace

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