An ancient Egyptian re-strung necklace made of predominantly of large cylindrical turquoise faience beads from the Amarna period. A lapis lazuli lotus flower amulet sits at the centre, further enriched by the addition of six carnelian round beads. Both sides of the amulet are modelled and each petal is beautifully rendered through a series of incised lines.
Date: Circa 1353-1336 BC Period: Amarna Period 18th Dynasty Condition: Excellent
The Amarna period relates specifically to the second half of the 18th Dynasty and the reign of Tutankhamen’s father, Akhenaten, who altered the polytheistic Ancient Egyptian religion. The period saw the first development of monotheistic religion, in which the sun god Aten was worshipped above the other Egyptian gods.
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