egypt necklace

Ancient Egyptian necklace with beads of gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, green feldspar, and amethyst. The necklace dates to the 12th Dynasty, or 
c. 1887–1813 BCE, and was found in the tomb of Sithathoryunet, who was a king’s daughter. The necklace is currently located in the Met. 

Ancient Egyptian necklace dated to the New Kingdom, or 1500-1200 BCE. It appears to be made of gold, turquoise, carnelian, banded agate, and amethyst. Found in the Kunsthistorisches Museum.


Eternal Feminine - Solange Azagury-Partridge

“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes. The box becomes the jewels. Each box tells its own story.

This three-sided pyramid is a symbol of femininity representing the womb of the woman as a protective home for the child. All the elements in this box are created to protect the Little Cherub. The floor is set with triangular diamonds, the toughest and most precious material on Earth.”


Egyptian Amulet Necklace, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Reign of Amenhotep III c. 1390-1353 BC

Found in Amenhotep III’s ancient palace complex at Malkata in Thebes during the excavations of 1910-11. Made of Faience and glazed steatite. 

Amenhotep III’s reign was a period of unprecedented prosperity and artistic splendor, when Egypt reached the peak of its artistic and international power. When he died in the 38th or 39th year of his reign, his son initially ruled as Amenhotep IV, but then changed his own royal name to Akhenaten.

Amenhotep III’s palace was built in the 14th century BC and its ancient name was Per-Hay, “House of Rejoicing”. Originally, the palace was known as the Palace of the Dazzling Aten. Built mostly out of mud-brick, it was Amenhotep’s residence throughout most the later part of his reign. Construction began around year 11 of his reign and continued until the king moved there permanently around his year 29. Once completed, it was the largest royal residence in Egypt.