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Thebes Lotus Petal Earrings > Egyptian Jewellery  |  Print  |  E-mail a friend
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Item No. 334E
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Thebes with lotus petal earrings in lapis and sterling silver gilded with 22 carat gold. Hooks

Description:
This combination of ancient blue ceramic beads, carnelian and goldplated spacers is similar to that found in jewellery of the High Priest Pi-nudjem II from Thebes, virtual ruler of Upper Egypt during the latter part of the 21st Dynasty (c.960 B.C.). The originals combined gold, lapis and carnelian beads. In ancient Egypt, gold was regarded as a divine metal related to the shining sun god, Re.

Lapis was considered a sacred stone with powers of celestial origin. Carnelian was believed to be the stone of courage and physical power.

Measures total 5,5 cm

Egyptian jewellery
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