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EJ937

An Egyptian Faience Bead & Wadjet amulet Necklace, 18th Dynasty ca 1550-1295 BC

Exceptional necklace comprising faience beads and featuring a blue faience pendant of four wadjet eyes; the cylindrical and spherical beads that are the pure earthy colors the Egyptians associated with magical power.  The tan spacer beads represented the rich alluvial soil from the Nile floods, essential to grow crops, whereas the bright blue beads represent new life, rejuvenation and rebirth.  The wadjet eye amulet adds a powerful protection to this charming necklace.  

Condition:   Intact and in very good condition overall.  Restrung with modern gold clasp.

Dimensions:   Length:  16 inches

Provenance:  Private California collection, acquired in Egypt in the 1960's and then by descent.

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