An Ancient Egyptian restrung necklace consisting of Amarna period turquoise and royal blue faience beads, alternating in colour. The beads are finely carved, tubular in form and narrowing towards the ends. The necklace also features a modern gold clasp, and is suitable for wear with appropriate care.
Date: 1353-1336 BC Period: Amarna Period Condition: Beads are in excellent condition. The necklace has been restrung and fitted with a modern clasp.
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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