Egyptian Necklace skinny t-shirt (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcft44100

    £25.00 Members' price *


    This cotton skinny t-shirt features a striking design based on a broad collar from an Ancient Egyptian tomb.

    Probably the most characteristic form of Egyptian jewellery is the collar necklace, which was known as "wesekh" or "weskhet". It was composed of cylinders or tubes strung in horizontal layers around a central choker. The collar often had an outer row of leaf-shaped pendants, but sometimes the leaf beads were strung between two rows of horizontal beads.

    The collar necklace was a favourite of the gods and the pharaohs. From the Eighteenth Dynasty they were given to officials, dignitaries and soldiers as a mark or honour. Although the collars were often made of gold, examples have been recovered that were made of other precious metals such as copper and silver, gemstones (most notably Feldspar, Carnelian, Jasper, Turquoise and Lapis), stone and faience.

    This t-shirt with gold foil detailing replicates the patterns of an Ancient Egyptian collar necklace.


    Product code: cmcft44100
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team. Machine washable. Gift-packaged.
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Material: 92% cotton, 8% elastane, gold foil detailing
    Weight: 0.085kg
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