Triple Fly Egyptian Paste and Carnelian Necklace
This stunning necklace comprises twenty-two Egyptian paste cylinder beads with three fly pendants, complemented with natural carnelian nugget beads and rolled gold spacers. The terminals are carnelian tube beads with a gold filled hook and eye fastener. Inspired by jewellery from the Middle Kingdom, Egypt, the fly pendant was used as decoration, and may have represented tenacity.
Gold, carnelian and Egyptian paste were frequently used for jewellery in ancient Egypt which adds to the authenticity of this piece.
Triple Fly Egyptian Paste and Carnelian Necklace.