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All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #1227936
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Indulge your inner Cleopatra with these glamorous mummy bead earrings, fashioned to sway seductively with your every step or sigh. They're 2 1/2 inches long, more than an inch wide and absolutely mesmerizing. Actually, the beads date even before Cleopatra's time. They were made circa 600 - 300 BC, whereas Egypt's last queen was born in 69 BC.

Of faience (powdered quartz, a precursor of glass), the beads capture the blue-green-taupe hues of the sandy Nile. They were selected for color harmony, excellent condition and matching size, then expertly joined to graceful sterling silver findings by a talented artisan whose experience and and loving care are very evident.

Dreaming of the most beautiful mummybead earrings in the world, I began by commissioning a pair of these for my personal collection -- and then decided to offer one more here. No others of this form are anywhere in existence. You and I will be the only ones to have them!

There's no charge for U.S. shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free when desired. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #321778
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At least 1700 years old, this ancient pendant from the Roman Empire has a bold sculptural form and is large enough to look great on a man, as well as a woman: almost 1 3/4" in each direction. Its extremely rich patina suggests long exposure to sea water, so this was presumably a shipwreck find. Provenance is a San Francisco collection.

Ready to wear, it's strung on a lanyard, as it would've been in ancient times. The lanyard, a leatherlike thong, measures about 21" including a silver or silvertone lobster clasp.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift wrap is always free when desired. Thanks for looking!
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #133053
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This beautiful 22" necklace features ancient mummybeads and an udjat (protective amulet) in the form of a winged scarab. The antiquities are well over 2000 years old, dating circa 600 to 300 BCE. The mummy beads and amulet are of faience, powdered quartz which was a precursor of glass.

To create this strand (which of course has a modern clasp), beads were selected for their beauty and symmetry and hand-strung along with a scarab amulet representing the god Kepri in flight. The scarab is 1" tall with a wingspan of 2 1/4". Its front retails very nice details and vestiges of original glaze. Its reverse is plain.

Original certificate of authenticity issued by the antiquities dealer from whom this item was purchased will be furnished to the next owner.

Mummy bead earrings to complement the necklace, also with sterling silver findings, are available for only $25. Please e-mail erinharris@comcast.net to request more photos or place your order. Thanks for looking!
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Egyptian : Pre AD 1000 item #125605
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This beautiful 18" necklace features disc- shaped mummybeads and an udjat (protective amulet). The antiquities are well over 2000 years old, dating circa 600 to 300 BCE. The mummy beads and amulet are of faience, powdered quartz which was a precursor of glass.

To create this strand (which of course has a modern clasp), beads were selected for their beauty and symmetry and hand-strung along with an amulet representing the "sound" eye of the falcon-headed god Horus (actually the "sound" eye of the falcon-headed god Horus). It's considered the most famous and powerful of all ancient Egyptian protective amulets. According to Egyptian myth, Horus' eye was plucked out in battle with Seth, who murderered his father, Osiris. Horus was subsequently cured by Thoth and his eye gained such healing power that it restored life to Osiris (reference: Carol Andrews, "Amulets of Ancient Egypt").

Original certificate of authenticity issued by the antiquities dealer from whom the artifacts were purchased will be furnished to the next owner.

There's no charge for insured U.S. shipping and gift wrap is also free on request.

Please e-mail erinharris@earthlink.net to confirm availability, order or request more photos of this and/or our similar pieces. Thanks for looking!
All Items : Archives : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #22501
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More than 23" long including its teardrop, this spectacular strand of Roman ceramic and polished stone beads was purchased in its present form from an expert antiquities dealer in East Anglia. It's a real dazzler! At this length, it has no need of a clasp, so doesn't have one. (Please note: The loose beads visible in photo are not included.)

If you're thinking 'gift,' we do gorgeous wrapping free and will gladly ship presents with your message, wherever you say. Insured mailing within the US is always gratis at GlitzQueen.

To confirm availability, order or inquire, please e-mail erinharris@comcast.net. Thanks for looking!