This piece of Egyptian jewelry is from the tomb of Tut-ankh-amun (Tutankhamun).    A scarab of lapis lazuli with falcon wings, supporting a red disk of the new-born sun.

This piece of Egyptian jewelry is from the tomb of Tut-ankh-amun (Tutankhamun). A scarab of lapis lazuli with falcon wings, supporting a red disk of the new-born sun.

Ancient Egypt: Death and the Afterlife - Blue beaded necklace. Ancient Egyptian jewelry was often made out of beads. Blue was a commonly used color.

Ancient Egypt: Death and the Afterlife - Blue beaded necklace. Ancient Egyptian jewelry was often made out of beads. Blue was a commonly used color.

Ancient Egyptian jewel:The cobras of protection on each side wear the crown of Upper Egypt, the Lotus & Suns on the bottom edge represent immortality; Lapis Lazuli-the sky & stars;Turquoise-long life; Carnelian-protection. The Shen-immortality & protection; the Crook represents power. The Square is the Earth & the 3 bars are for the cycle of birth, death & rebirth.The scarab sits atop the mountain or afterlife.

Ancient Egyptian jewel:The cobras of protection on each side wear the crown of Upper Egypt, the Lotus & Suns on the bottom edge represent immortality; Lapis Lazuli-the sky & stars;Turquoise-long life; Carnelian-protection. The Shen-immortality & protection; the Crook represents power. The Square is the Earth & the 3 bars are for the cycle of birth, death & rebirth.The scarab sits atop the mountain or afterlife.

Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements.  Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.

Tutankhamun pectoral with solar and lunar elements. Cloisonné with carnelian, lapis lazuli, calcite, obsidian and coloured glass. At its centre is a chalcedony scarab, which has falcon legs and talons.

Gold sheet collars picture photo. Ancient Egyptian Jewels, Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Gold sheet collars picture photo. Ancient Egyptian Jewels, Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt

Selection of Scarabs, First Intermediate Period (c.2150-2007 BC) to Late Period (664-337BC) Ancient Egyptian (faience, red & green jasper & steatite)

Selection of Scarabs, First Intermediate Period (c.2150-2007 BC) to Late Period (664-337BC) Ancient Egyptian (faience, red & green jasper & steatite)

Historical Egyptian Jewelry - two subjects very close to my heart - ancient Egyptian art & artefacts and jewellery (making)!

Historical Egyptian Jewelry - two subjects very close to my heart - ancient Egyptian art & artefacts and jewellery (making)!

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