Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

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 light violet amethyst scarab with details, as is common with scarabs of this hard stone. It is in an oval setting decorated with gold granules arranged in a pattern of small triangles. It is framed by gold and stones beads ending with two cobras, sign of royalty. 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.

Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun
Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 62380

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