Gold Bracelet of King Shoshenq II

Gold Bracelet of King Shoshenq II

The piece of jewelry belongs to King Shoshenq II . The ends of the rigid bracelet are in the shape of lotus flowers with details that were once inlaid. The ends of the plain gold …

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

Winged Scarab Beetle Amulet

This winged scarab beetle amulet is made of electrum. The wings are not those of a beetle, but those of a bird, as is apparent by their shape and the indication of individual feathers. Winged …

Gold and enamel scarab amulet

Gold and enamel scarab amulet

Scarab amulets were frequently wound into a mummy’s bandages to protect the deceased and ensure rebirth. This scarab is made of gold, a metal strongly associated with the sun. The blue enamel symbolizes the life-giving …

Amethyst Scarab Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

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 …

Marriage Scarab of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

Marriage Scarab of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye

In the first eleven years of his reign, Amenhotep III issued more than two hundred large scarabs (beetle-shaped amulets) inscribed with descriptions of important events, such as a wild-cattle hunt or the building of an …

Tutankhamun’s Winged Scarab Pectoral

Tutankhamun’s Winged Scarab Pectoral

This beautiful winged scarab pendant illustrates the throne name of King Tutankhamun, “Neb- kheprew-re.” The central element is the scarab “Khepri” made of a fine piece of lapis lazuli, and three strokes of plural “sign …

Humanoid Khepri Scarab

Humanoid Khepri Scarab

A rare model of the Egyptian scarab beetle creator god Khepri, with a human head and arms emerging from a scarab’s exoskeleton. This humanoid scarab is most likely dates to the Late Period, ca. 664-332 …

Flexible Beaded Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

Flexible Beaded Bracelet of King Tutankhamun

Howard Carter, who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, called this type of bracelet a “wristband,” because it is composed of rows of barrel-shaped beads that make the bracelet flexible around the wrist. The …

Jewelry of King Tutankhamun

Jewelry of King Tutankhamun

This is part of a large cache of items found by Howard Carter in the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). It was discovered with many other pieces of jewelry in a box inlaid with ebony and …

Winged Scarab Pendant of Tutankhamun

Winged Scarab Pendant of King Tutankhamun

This golden pendant of cloisonné technique is inlaid with semiprecious stones and colored glass. The central element of the composition is a winged scarab of Libyan desert glass, grasping on one side a lotus and …