The Walters Art Museum

The Museum Store at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

Middle Kingdom Necklace

Inspired by an ancient Egyptian necklace of the Middle Kingdom period (2100-1700 B.C.), this piece combines black onyx stones and gold-plated spacers, reviving ancient beliefs in a beautiful and versatile piece of jewelry. In ancient Egypt many semi-precious stones were believed to possess magical powers. Gold, which never lost its luster and seemed to reflect the power and glory of the sun, was regarded as a divine metal. Necklace measures 20 inches long.

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