The rich gold and beautiful turquoise of this pendant make this piece of jewelry a visual delight. At the lower half one notices the fine braiding detail. The extravagant materials suggest it was made for a wealthy individual.

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  • Title: Pendant
  • Date Created: 1069–715 BCE
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 5.1 x 2.3 cm (2 x 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Jewelry
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1989.39
  • Medium: gold and turquoise
  • Fun Fact: Turquoise is pretty but it was also thought to bring good luck.
  • Department: Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art
  • Culture: Egypt, Third Intermediate (1069–715 BCE), Dynasties 21–22
  • Credit Line: Gift of Vivian Merrin
  • Collection: Egypt - Third Intermediate
  • Accession Number: 1989.39

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