Egyptian New Kingdom Faience Bead & Amulet Necklace
C. 1570-30 BC – New Kingdom to Ptolemaic Period
A restrung Egyptian necklace consisting of four white and yellow lotus petal beads, and a turquoise lotus flower amulet to the centre. It features a selection of vibrant faience tubular beads and small flattened disc beads of various colours, typical of the New Kingdom period.
The Egyptian believed the Lotus flower to be very previous as they were given as offerings to the gods. The white lotus flower represented rebirth and creation, as they opened during the day and closed at night. The blue lotus flower represented the renewal of life as it opened at night and closed during the day.
A beautifully restrung wearable necklace with a modern clasp and vibrant coloured beads.
Size: 530mm approx