Egyptian Paste, Carnelian and Gold Necklace with Ushabti Figure Amulet
A combination of cobalt blue and turquoise Egyptian paste beads with red, banded and orange carnelian, interspersed with gold filled spacer beads and a gold vermeil lentil bead. A central Egyptian paste Ushabti figure with carnelian terminals and gold filled hook and eye fastener completes this sumptuous necklace. This combination of vivid colours is archetypal of ancient Egyptian jewellery and decoration.
Gold, carnelian and Egyptian paste were frequently used for jewellery in ancient Egypt which adds to the authenticity of this piece.
Egyptian Paste, Carnelian and Gold Necklace with Ushabti Figure Amulet. Approx. 49.5cm