Egyptian Necklace with Turquoise and White Faience Beads


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.


SKU: SM-10 Category: Tag:

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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