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Amulet of Ptah in a Gold Shrine

Amulet

The amulet represents the god Ptah as a mummiform figure, wearing a straight beard and an unusual headdress. His hands emerge from the shroud to hold the djed pillar, the emblem of the god Osiris. This figure is set within a decorated gold shrine with a suspension loop on the roof, so that the piece could be worn like an amulet.

Bead Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

Bracelet

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep was found along with other jewels inside her sarcophagus.

Beautiful Pectoral of Mereret

Pectoral or Collar

This necklace with a pectoral had once adorned the figure of Queen Mereret, the daughter of King Senusert the Third and sister of his successor Amenemhat the Third.

Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

Bracelet

The bracelet is composed of 30 rows of beads of gold and semiprecious stones. They alternate with each other to form triangles and squares.

Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab

Bracelet

This bracelet of Tutankhamun bears a scarab, which is the symbol of the morning sun and the most popular motif used in jewelry.

Bracelet with Udjat Eyes

Bracelet

This original bracelet is formed of fifteen "Eyes of Horus," which are called, in the ancient Egyptian language, Udjat eyes. It provides its wearer with strong protection because the Udjat eye is the best-known amulet for protection.

Bracelet, Inscribed Inside and Outside, of King Psusennes the First

Bracelet

Among the 22 bracelets found on the arms of King Psusennes the First, this heavy one is the most interesting, as it has a special form and design.

Ceremonial Dagger of King Ahmose the First

Warfare / Hunting and Fishing Equipment

This dagger was inscribed on the two faces of the gold blade with the name and epithets of King Ahmose the First.

Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamun

Throne

This highly decorated throne is one of the masterpieces of King Tutankhamun's treasure, and was found in the room called the "Annexe" in his tomb.

Diadem of Princess Khnumit with Gold Vulture

Diadem

This diadem, or royal headband, is formed of a series of horizontal and vertical decorations made of gold with inlays of semiprecious stones and glass paste.

Diadem of Sat-Hathor

Diadem

This diadem, or royal headband, is a gold band decorated with 15 rosettes and a cobra with inlays of carnelian, lapis lazuli, and green glass paste.

Diadem of Tutankhamun

Diadem

This gold diadem was designed to secure the wig of the king during ceremonies and to protect his forehead in the hereafter.

Falcon Amulet of Prince Hornakht

Amulet

A gold amulet that depicts a squatting falcon. It dates to the reign of Prince Hornakht.

Four Bracelets from the Tomb of King Djer

Bracelet

These four bracelets were discovered at Abydos in the tomb of King Djer of the First Dynasty. They demonstrate the skill of the ancient artists in this early period of Egyptian history.

Girdle of Princess Sat-Hathor

Jewelry

This girdle of the Princess Sat-Hathor is made of eight gold, half-open cowry shells. The ones at each end have flat reverses, and were joined by means of grooves to serve as a clasp, fastening the girdle when they slid one into the other. The shells are separated from each other by rhomboidal polychrome beads of carnelian, feldspar, and lapis lazuli.

Gold Bracelet with Scarab of King Sheshonq the Second

Bracelet

The gold bracelet belongs to King Sheshonq the Second. The rigid bracelet ends in the shape of lotus flowers. The ends of the plain gold bracelet are joined by a finely detailed lapis lazuli scarab.

Gold Inlaid Bracelet of Queen Ahhotep

Bracelet

This bracelet of Queen Ahhotep is formed with two semicircles. The right one depicts Geb, the god of earth. The other shows a falcon and a jackal-headed figure representing the souls of Buto and Nekhen.

Gold Inlaid Pectoral of King Amenemope

Pectoral or Collar

This pectoral, a large piece of jewelry worn on the chest, of King Amenemope is in the form of a shrine with two lateral pillars. In the center is a scarab of lapis lazuli flanked by Isis and Nephthys.

Head of Hathor Pendant

Amulet

This beautiful pendant represents the head of Hathor. This type of jewelry was considered to be an amulet and to provide its wearer with the attributes of the goddess, which are love, motherhood and protection as with all the deities.

Heart Amulet with a Chain

Amulet

This is a heart amulet of lapis lazuli, made to be hung from a golden chain. It should have hung from the neck of the owner's mummy. The heart amulet (or a scarab) should be placed within the chest of the mummy as a substitute for the real heart. Then, the deceased would regain his vitality, have control over his organs, move, and live again.

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