Egyptian Necklace with Turquoise and White Faience Beads

$246.45

An elegant ancient Egyptian restrung necklace featuring faience beads of different shapes and sizes. Tubular turquoise beads intersect with cream coloured flattened disc beads. The necklace is finished with a small silver clasp. Please be aware that the clasp has not been professionally tied.

Date: Circa 1550 - 1070 BC
Period: New Kingdom Period
Condition: Fine condition, necklace has been restrung.

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Faience is a glazed ceramic known for producing bright colours, especially blues, turquoises and greens. It is produced from quartz or sand crystals mixed with other compounds, finished with a vitreous alkaline glaze to the surface. Faience was believed by the Egyptians to represent rebirth and immortality and is thought to glimmer with the brilliance of eternity. During the Pre-dynastic period only green and blue faience occurred, however from the Old Kingdom onward, other colours such as black, yellow and red were added to the palette. Each colour has a different meaning, for example blue represents fertility and life whilst white represents purity and sacredness.

For more information on faience, please see the blog post: What is Egyptian Faience?

Weight 4.8 g
Dimensions L 44.5 cm
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