DescriptionThe Museum houses an assortment of exquisite Egyptian jewelry from about New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (ca. 1550–1425 B.C.), made during the reign of Ahmose through the reign of Thutmose III. These rare items include a string of gold beads spaced with clusters of blue disc-shaped beads and a pair of gold hoop earrings with lapis lazuli beads. We have adapted these ancient adornments for our sophisticated Egyptian Disc and Bead Hoop Earrings.
18K matte gold overlay with colored glass beads. 3/4'' diam. Pierced, with gold-filled wires.
- 18K matte gold overlay
- Colored glass beads
- 3/4'' diam.
- Gold-filled wires
Art HistoryReliefs and paintings on tomb walls, and painted depictions of jewelry on mummy portraits and mummy cases, provide evidence of how jewelry was made and worn in ancient Egypt. Pendants, necklaces, earrings, diadems, armlets, bracelets, anklets, and hair ornaments not only beautified the wearer, but often served as amulets, protecting the owner from harm. Finely worked pieces of jewelry were commonly included in the tombs of the royal family and high-ranking officials.