British Museum charms

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Your choice of British Museum charms to attach to a silver bracelet. 

Famous objects from the Museum have been turned into accurate silver miniatures, and are as follows: 

  • Egyptian Hippo: In Ancient Egypt hippos were identified with the goddess Thoeris, who was thought to bring luck and protection, and with Seth, the god of storms.
  • Discobulus: This piece is inspired by a marble copy of a lost bronze original from the 5th century BC, thought to have been created by the famous sculptor Myron.
  • Egyptian Mummy: Based on the anthropoid coffins of Henutmehyt, this type of human-shaped tomb was believed to provide a substitute body for the spirit if the mummy should perish.
  • Kakiemon Elephant: Animal ornaments were a favourite in European homes, and from 1660 potters from Kyushu starting using this Kakiemon-style decoration of coloured enamels to create items such as these elephants.
  • Egyptian Cat: Even today domestic cats are associated with the culture of Ancient Egypt and the goddes Bastet, and this charm is based on particularly fine example of a decorated cat statue, featuring gold rings, silvered collar and protective wedjat silver eye amulet.
  • Greek Owl: This charm is based on the silver tetradrachm of Athens which shows the sacred bird of the Goddess of Athens, Athena, the owl. The owl design remained unchanged on Athenian coinage for over 300 years, and the owls of Athens became familiar coins throughout the Greek world.
  • A plain silver bracelet is also available to hold the charms. 

Please add the number of items to the basket, complete your order and then email customerservices@britishmuseum.org to let us know your choice of charm(s).

  • Product Code: CMCJ35330
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Exhibition: Ancient lives
  • Material: Sterling silver
  • Details: Create your own bracelet by buying a plain chain and your choice of British Museum charms.
  • Weight: 0.20 Kg

Your choice of British Museum charms to attach to a silver bracelet. 

Famous objects from the Museum have been turned into accurate silver miniatures, and are as follows: 

  • Egyptian Hippo: In Ancient Egypt hippos were identified with the goddess Thoeris, who was thought to bring luck and protection, and with Seth, the god of storms.
  • Discobulus: This piece is inspired by a marble copy of a lost bronze original from the 5th century BC, thought to have been created by the famous sculptor Myron.
  • Egyptian Mummy: Based on the anthropoid coffins of Henutmehyt, this type of human-shaped tomb was believed to provide a substitute body for the spirit if the mummy should perish.
  • Kakiemon Elephant: Animal ornaments were a favourite in European homes, and from 1660 potters from Kyushu starting using this Kakiemon-style decoration of coloured enamels to create items such as these elephants.
  • Egyptian Cat: Even today domestic cats are associated with the culture of Ancient Egypt and the goddes Bastet, and this charm is based on particularly fine example of a decorated cat statue, featuring gold rings, silvered collar and protective wedjat silver eye amulet.
  • Greek Owl: This charm is based on the silver tetradrachm of Athens which shows the sacred bird of the Goddess of Athens, Athena, the owl. The owl design remained unchanged on Athenian coinage for over 300 years, and the owls of Athens became familiar coins throughout the Greek world.
  • A plain silver bracelet is also available to hold the charms. 

Please add the number of items to the basket, complete your order and then email customerservices@britishmuseum.org to let us know your choice of charm(s).

  • Product Code: CMCJ35330
  • Weight: 0.20 Kg