Nefertiti Egyptian Necklace Tea Towel

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A cotton tea towel inspired by the collar necklaces of ancient Egypt, which were favourites of the gods and pharaohs.<br> <br> The design is based on a collar necklace on display in the British Museum that dates to around 1370-130-0 BC. The necklace has gold, red jasper and blue glazed beads in the style of lotus flowers, buds and seeds. <br> <br> Inspired by these, the tea towel is decorated with collar necklace patterns, hieroglyphs and a silhouette of an ancient Egyptian woman.<br> <br> The tea towel is made in England from 100% cotton.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a cotton tea towel inspired by traditional jewellery from ancient Egypt.

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. 

A beautiful gift for the home. 

  • Product Code: CMCK46980
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 3.46
  • Dimensions: H76 x L48cm
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Postage Weight: 0.08 Kg

A cotton tea towel inspired by the collar necklaces of ancient Egypt, which were favourites of the gods and pharaohs.<br> <br> The design is based on a collar necklace on display in the British Museum that dates to around 1370-130-0 BC. The necklace has gold, red jasper and blue glazed beads in the style of lotus flowers, buds and seeds. <br> <br> Inspired by these, the tea towel is decorated with collar necklace patterns, hieroglyphs and a silhouette of an ancient Egyptian woman.<br> <br> The tea towel is made in England from 100% cotton.

Exclusive to the British Museum, a cotton tea towel inspired by traditional jewellery from ancient Egypt.

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. 

A beautiful gift for the home. 

  • Product Code: CMCK46980
  • Theme: Ancient Egypt
  • T.P: 3.46
  • Dimensions: H76 x L48cm
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Postage Weight: 0.08 Kg
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