Egyptian blue faience necklace decorated with wadjet eye

Egyptian blue faience necklace decorated with wadjet eye

The most popular of all Egyptian amulets was the wadjet eye, which was worn to promote health and well-being. Thirteen separate wadjet eye amulets, made from Egyptian faience in molds, decorate this necklace. The mythological …

Usekh Collar of Princess Neferuptah

Usekh Collar of Princess Neferuptah

The Usekh or Wesekh is a personal ornament, a type of broad collar or necklace. It was one of the most common types of ancient Egyptian jewelry. It could be composed of faience beads, flower …

Necklace of Princess Khnumit

Necklace of Princess Khnumit

The beautiful necklace of Princess Khenmet was found on her mummy. It was worn by the deceased princess not only as jewelry, but also as an amulet to protect her from the evil powers in …

Usekh Collar of Tutankhamun with Counterweight

Usekh Collar of King Tutankhamun

A rainbow of colors: This broad collar has 11 main sections made of gold, as well as a counterweight or (mankhet). It is standard collar of tubular beads and has hawks heads at either end. …

A necklace of golden flies—a traditional reward for valor on the battlefield

Necklace of Golden Flies

Materials: Gold, silver, bronze Current location: Luxor Museum, Luxor Owner: Queen Ahhotep, wife of King Taa of Thebes and mother of Ahmose I. “The wings of the flies are made from sheet gold upon which …

Tutankhamun Necklace with Lunar Pectoral

This jewel was discovered in a cartouche-shaped box that was found on the floor of the treasury and likely worn during Tutankhamun’s life. Pectorals attached to necklaces and decorated with figures of deities and the …