Thursday, 1 March 2012

An Egyptian king's jewels



The collector from the "Cabinet de curiosités" came back from Egypt with a new piece for his collection. He bought a large necklace, a Wseh collar in a small dark shop, hidden in the old soukh of Luxor, a town in front of the Valley of the Kings. Obviously this collar was made for a king. Its beads are precious stones : lapis lazuli, turquoise, cornelian, all well preserved, and the same goes for the golden frame. The collar is fastened with two Horus falcon heads. The seller says it was found in a remote tomb of the Valley of the Kings.



It is now displaid with the two Egyptian cats and the ibis. This is the beginning of a great Egyptian collection. Don't forget that my "Cabinet de curiosités" was established well before 1922, the year the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon. Perhaps they've found ideas there....

8 comments:

  1. It´s great! Your posts are for me a drifting into another miniature world. Your ideas are extraordinary and sooo well made - Thanks for showing!
    Hugs, Sandra

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  2. The collar is beautiful.
    Hugs Maria

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  3. A wonderful piece of art for your collection! Jeannette

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  4. Superbe le collier et j'adore les chats momifiés .

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  5. It's a great treasure.
    Bye Faby

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  6. Wonderful new treasures!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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