Ancient Egyptian Jewelry
Brooch Featuring an Ancient Scarab in a Modern Winged Mount, unmarked, (plaquette) New Kingdom, ca. 1539 – 1077 BCE; (gold mount) late 1800s – early 1900s, glazed steatite and gold (modern), 2.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm. Mrs. Kingsmill Marrs Collection, 1926.86. In 'Jewels of the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Treasures from the Worcester Art Museum'
From the Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, Egypt: Broad Collar, 1939-1760 BC. Medium: Faience. H: 8 1/4 in. W: 10 1/16 in. "Beaded, broad collars with the falcon terminals were specified as part of the funerary equipment needed by the deceased in the coffin texts. The association with the god Horus undoubtedly gave this piece of jewelry magical healing qualities." Michael C Carlos Museum, Emory University.
Tanis Grab Psussenes A second pectoral of this type is similar to that described above to the hair, but is not worked quite so masterfully. A big heart scarab with wings of blue gray granite hanging on a braided gold wire chain. The wings of the scarab are provided with colored inserts, red carnelian and deep dark blue lapis lazuli. At the small gold version of the lower edge of four additional elements are soldered.
Tanis Grab Psussenes This magnificent, ornate chest jewelry was in a silver coffin, which also still contained other pieces in beautiful gold work, directly on the mummy Psusennes I. The main issue is, as with the other pectorals, the rebirth of the sun - represented in the form of a winged scarab from green jasper - on her endless journey. He wears on his head the royal cartouche with the name "Psusennes, beloved of Amun" rather than the traditional solar disk and rests on a "shen-ring
Tanis Grab Psussenes The first pectoral in openwork gold, with colorful inlays, height 12cm - was chosen to represent a small chapel above Hohlkehlenbekrönung with the traditional form. Despite the variety of details, which all relate to the king on the rebirth of the dead, the whole composition is harmonious and works through the broken work and the colorful cell technology extremely easy.
Tanis Grab Psussenes The second pectoral Psusennes I is similar to that described above in some way. Again, the goddesses Isis and Nephthys lift (this time without wings arms) located in the middle of the winged scarab to heaven. "I came to your protection to be" announce the two goddesses. The scarab of lapis lazuli rises on the cartridge with the king named "Psusennes, beloved of Amun". I