A beautiful Egyptian restrung necklace consisting of Ancient Egyptian faience beads. Composed of tubular green faience beads and flattened round pale black, green and white faience beads, alternated in the same combinations. The beads are dated to the Armana period, the time of the reign of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten).
Date: Circa 1353 - 1336 BC Period: Amarna Period Provenance: Ex. Enfield Collection, acquired in 2013-2015. Condition: Good condition
The Amarna period relates specifically to the later 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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