Nefertiti Egyptian Necklace Bookmark, Metal

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A metal bookmark with an ancient Egyptian design inspired by the collar necklaces of the period, which were favourites of the gods and pharaohs. <br> <br> 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. This design features collar necklace patterns and a silhouette of Queen Nefertiti wearing a collar necklace. <br> <br> Ideal as a small gift, the bookmark features a silk tassel marker and comes supplied with historical information. Engraved on the reverse is the British Museum logo - a subtle indicator of its exclusivity.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a metal bookmark featuring an ancient Egyptian design inspired by the collar necklaces of the period.

About the design:

The image of Queen Nefertiti (c.1370-1330 BC) has been inspired by the world famous bust which can be found in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. The bust, crafted by Thutmose in the 14th century BC was discovered in 1912, and shows the queen wearing a striking wesekh necklace, which has retained an impressive amount of its original pigments.

The wesekh or weskhet collar necklace pictured here was composed of cylinders or tubes strung in horizontal layers around a central choker. Wesekhs were favourites of the gods and the pharaohs, and from around the 18th Dynasty, were gifted to officials, dignitaries and soldiers as a mark of honour. Often made of gold, wesekh necklaces also often featured other precious metals such as copper and silver, and gemstones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian, as well as faience glaze. 

Ideal as a culturally-inspired gift.

  • Product Code: CMCS47590
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 5.48
  • Dimensions: H8 x W3cm with 14cm tassel
  • Material: Metal with silk tassel marker
  • Postage Weight: 0.02 Kg

A metal bookmark with an ancient Egyptian design inspired by the collar necklaces of the period, which were favourites of the gods and pharaohs. <br> <br> 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. This design features collar necklace patterns and a silhouette of Queen Nefertiti wearing a collar necklace. <br> <br> Ideal as a small gift, the bookmark features a silk tassel marker and comes supplied with historical information. Engraved on the reverse is the British Museum logo - a subtle indicator of its exclusivity.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a metal bookmark featuring an ancient Egyptian design inspired by the collar necklaces of the period.

About the design:

The image of Queen Nefertiti (c.1370-1330 BC) has been inspired by the world famous bust which can be found in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. The bust, crafted by Thutmose in the 14th century BC was discovered in 1912, and shows the queen wearing a striking wesekh necklace, which has retained an impressive amount of its original pigments.

The wesekh or weskhet collar necklace pictured here was composed of cylinders or tubes strung in horizontal layers around a central choker. Wesekhs were favourites of the gods and the pharaohs, and from around the 18th Dynasty, were gifted to officials, dignitaries and soldiers as a mark of honour. Often made of gold, wesekh necklaces also often featured other precious metals such as copper and silver, and gemstones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian, as well as faience glaze. 

Ideal as a culturally-inspired gift.

  • Product Code: CMCS47590
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 5.48
  • Dimensions: H8 x W3cm with 14cm tassel
  • Material: Metal with silk tassel marker
  • Postage Weight: 0.02 Kg
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