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Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais -

Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais -

In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; it was also used in ancient Mesopotamia by the Sumerians, Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians for seals and jewelry. In the Epic of Gilgamesh; the oldest known story in human history, lapis lazuli is referenced several times. Lapis jewelry has been found at excavations of the Predynastic Egyptian site Naqada (3300–3100 BC), and powdered lapis was used as eyeshadow by Cleopatra.

In ancient Egypt, lapis lazuli was a favorite stone for amulets and ornaments such as scarabs; also used for seals and jewelry.

9 ancient Egyptian faience amulets and scaraboids – dating between the 18th and 26th dynasties, ca 1549 to 662 BC. Starting at the top with two abstract Bes amulets followed by two scaraboids, one above a lovely scarab button, the other above a fertility amulet, between which an eye of Horus amulet is wrapped in 18 karat gold, below hangs an amulet of the head of the Apis bull and finally a “holy triad” amulet representing Nephys, Isis and Horus. All amulets are suspended from modern (ca…

*EGYPT ~ 9 ancient Egyptian faience amulets and scaraboids – dating between the and dynasties, ca 1549 to 662 BC.

"A COLLECTION OF EGYPTIAN AMULETS   NEW KINGDOM TO ROMAN PERIOD, 16TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.   Including thirteen scarabs of faience, steatite, and carnelian, some with motifs and inscriptions on their undersides; three heart amulets of haematite, carnelian and red jasper; a lapis lazuli vulture; an agate and a carnelian djed-pillar; a black stone facing head; a carnelian mano fica, a carnelian head, and a red jasper crouching deity; mounted together in a Egyptian revival gold…

A collection of Egyptian Scarabs and amulets, New Kingdom to the Roman period., circa Century A. Includes thirteen scarabs of faience, steatite, and semi- precious stones. made into a necklace most probably during the century.

Mummy case, c. 800 BCE (Dynasty 22). The name "Ankh-Tesh" is written at the bottom of the column of hieroglyphs.  Ankh-Tesh is shown with the gold skin of the deified dead. Water lilies, symbolizing the daily rebirth of the sun, crown her heavy wig. A collar of flowers covers her shoulders, and a black metal scarab hangs from a ribbon. Her crossed hands grip protective amulets. The painted scenes represent gods and events as Ankh-Tesh enters the next life.

Mummy case, c. 800 BCE (Dynasty Ankh-Tesh is shown with the gold skin of the deified dead.

22 stone and faience scarabs (circa 2000 BCE-30 BCE) mounted with a Horus falcon amulet in a late 19th-century Egyptian Revival necklace.

“ufansius: stone and faience scarabs (circa 2000 BCE) mounted with a Horus falcon amulet in a late Egyptian Revival necklace. ” scarab , scarab protector of the.

This scarab beetle ring is cast in brass from a vintage 1920s Art Deco / Egyptian Revival ring. The scarab beetle was the most important amulet worn by ancient Egyptians, and is traditionally worn for protection and good luck.

Scarab Jewelry - Art Deco Egyptian Revival Scarab Ring - Brass - Handmade by Sirius Lux

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