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Necklace with amulet

Unknown-3000/-2650

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden

This necklace was found in Abu Roash cemetery site, to the west of Cairo. The dead were given food, in jars made of pottery and stone, as well as other personal items for the afterlife. These items sometimes included simple pieces of jewellery, such as this bead necklace from the grave of a mother with her child. The beads are made of cornelian, a semiprecious red stone. The green faience pendant is a remarkable piece. The falcon-shaped amulet is probably an image of Horus, god of the heavens.

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Details

  • Title: Necklace with amulet
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -3000/-2650
  • Location: Aboe Roasj, Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: h18 cm
  • Datering: 3000-2650 v.C.
  • Afmetingen: lengte: 18 cm
  • Type: necklace
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: earthenware ; faience ; carnelian

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