An Ancient Egyptian re-strung necklace made of Amarna period faience beads of various colours, including long tubular beads of bright turquoise, interspersed with smaller colourful disc beads. A longer dark blue tubular Amarna bead to the centre of the necklace further enriches the composition.
Date: 1353-1336 BC Period: Amarna Period 18th Dynasty Provenance: Ex. Enfield Collection, acquired in 2013-2015 Condition: Fine, unclasped and restrung.
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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