Egyptian Necklace umbrella (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmcv46580

    £19.99 Members' price *


    This umbrella 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.

    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.

    The umbrella comes with a protective slip in the same design.


    Product code: cmcv46580
    Details: Designed by the Museum's in-house team.
    Exhibition: Ancient lives
    Size: 23cm length when closed, approx 90 cm diameter when open
    Material: 100% Polyester, Aluminium frame
    Weight: 0.35kg
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