Egyptian cloisonné necklace

    SKU: cmcn436560

    £37.00 Members' price *


    A lotus-shaped pendant necklace inspired by ancient Egypt, and decorated in an enamelling technique called cloisonné.

    The cloisonné technique used here was highly appreciated by the ancient Egyptians. Also, symbolism always played a very important role in Egyptian art. The lotus flower, which frames the setting on each side, is directly linked to the idea of rebirth. It is from this flower that the sun rises every morning. In the Book of the Dead of ancient Egypt, a chapter is devoted to the rebirth of the deceased under this aspect.

    The colours are also symbolic: the colour red evokes the notion of energy and dynamism, the dark blue of lapis lazuli symbolizes the deep blue of the sky at night, while the light blue of the turquoise stone is a symbol of joy.

    This unique piece accompanies the exhibition Ancient lives, new discoveries. A matching bracelet and earrings are also available.


    Product code: cmcn436560
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Material: Base metal with gold finish, lapis, carnelian
    Size: 18 inch chain, pendant is 3.5cm x 2cm
    Weight: 0.005kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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