Faience Bead Necklace With Jasper And Carnelian - FJ.4629 - For Sale
Faience Bead Necklace With Jasper And Carnelian - FJ.4629
Origin: Egypt (Sinai)
Circa: 1600 BC to 1100 BC
Exquisite necklace in the antique style composed of genuine Egyptian new kingdom faience beads strung with genuine Egyptian new kingdom carnelian and jasper vase-shaped beads and an 18 karat gold clasp.
With its rich colors and elegant form, this necklace is exactly like those worn by the Egyptian nobility of the new kingdom. Jewels like this have been found in aristocratic tombs, considered among the most prized possessions of their owners. The brilliant blue faience is meant to protect against the evil eye, to keep the wearer safe from all unseen danger. The deep red jasper and carnelian is believed to give courage and to promote good health in general. As we place this superb jewel about our neck today, it is easy to imagine some ancient Egyptian princess doing exactly that centuries before. - (FJ.4629)