Jewelry

Silver Winged Scarab

Silver Winged Scarab Amulet

This silver winged scarab is inlaid with lapis lazuli, red jasper and green feldspar. It seems to have been fixed to a larger object since there are fasteners on the back side. The winged scarab...

Aten cartouche

Aten Cartouche Amulet

Amulet in the shape of a cartouche. The glaze is a deep cobalt blue. Two holes at either end enter on the edge and exit on the back of the amulet near the edge. The...

Gold Catfish Pendant

Catfish Pendant

This wonderful catfish pendant exemplifying the high craftsmanship of jewelry makers during the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2030-1650 BC), this pendant also embodies the magic that was part of life for the ancient Egyptians, which they...

Finger Ring depicting King Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti

Finger Ring of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

This gold ring of Akhenaten and Nefertiti was found at Tell el-Amarna. The hieroglyphs may be read as an ideogram. The two seated figures are probably Akhenaten (left) and Nefertiti (right) as the deities Shu...

Carnelian Wadjet eye amulet

Carnelian Wadjet eye amulet

The symbolism of this wadjet eye amulet was one of the most pervasive and powerful in ancient Egypt. Combining a human eye with the stylized markings of a falcon’s, it represents the healed eye of...

Carnelian Frog Amulet

Carnelian Frog Amulet

The frog, because of its numerous offspring, was a symbol of fertility. In fact, the hieroglyphic sign for 100,000 was a tadpole. Frog amulets were very popular both in semiprecious stone and in faience, and...

Earrings of King Ramesses XI

Earrings of King Ramesses XI

This pair of gold earrings, bearing the cartouche of King Ramesses XI, was found on a female mummy. They are formed of convex disks grooved along the edge and decorated with five uraei, or royal...

Girdle with Cowrie Shells

Girdle with Cowrie Shells

This gridle was found with other pieces of jewelry in the plundered chamber reached by a shaft in the portico of a rock-cut tomb in the Asasif section of the Theban necropolis. Among the finds...

Signet Ring of King Amenhotep II

Signet Ring of King Amenhotep II

Solid-cast gold signet ring with swiveling rectangular bezel inscribed on one side with the throne name of King Amenhotep II and epithets: “the perfect god, son of Amun, mighty lord” [nTr nfr sA imn nb...