The Ancient World

Bracelets, Lapis Lazuli and gold, 940 BCE, 22nd Dynasty Ancient Egypt

"Gold cuff bracelet of Prince Nemareth: the inner side of the smaller segment of this bracelet is inscribed for a man with the Libyan name of Nimlot (also rendered as Nemareth or the like). The external decoration of the bracelet consists of geometric decoration and a figure of a child god. The god is represented in a typical ancient Egyptian manner for a male child: nude, wearing a long sidelock of hair and with a finger to the mouth. That this is not a mere human child, however, is indicated by his crook-shaped scepter of rule, the uraeus on his forehead, and his headdress, which is a lunar crescent and disk. The deity depicted on these bracelets is most probably Harpocrates. Two uraei guard the lunar symbols. Presumably, they represent the protective goddesses of Upper and Lower Egypt, which the Egyptians often equated with the ordered universe. And the blue lotus, on several of which the deity squats, is a symbol of creation from the primordial ocean, from which the sun first rose, and of birth and rebirth, presumably because that flower rises above the water when it opens each dawn. The bracelet was once inlaid with lapis lazuli."

The British Museum

Source

  1. moahandpainted reblogged this from coffeecolouredheart
  2. coffeecolouredheart reblogged this from kakaphony
  3. kakaphony reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  4. thebeautyofherface reblogged this from theancientworld
  5. delaburko reblogged this from theancientworld
  6. queen-pharaoh reblogged this from theancientworld
  7. imakatnow reblogged this from suburbanbushbabe
  8. susodeache reblogged this from beverleyshiller
  9. marenostrum-ac-dc reblogged this from paullekker
  10. violentsnort reblogged this from ollebosse
  11. guysemua reblogged this from ollebosse
  12. yes-lana reblogged this from paullekker
  13. zloikak reblogged this from ollebosse
  14. jcdavalos reblogged this from ollebosse
  15. ollebosse reblogged this from paullekker
  16. paullekker reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  17. suburbanbushbabe reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  18. king-juba reblogged this from beverleyshiller
  19. papelparafilm reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  20. nerdstacks reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  21. conaperd reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  22. piggypoops reblogged this from lilxpoppy
  23. snapdragon94 reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  24. franswazz reblogged this from beverleyshiller
  25. fishandmish reblogged this from thegiftsoflife
  26. imkellyandsheskelly reblogged this from beverleyshiller
  27. five-1-zero reblogged this from beverleyshiller
  28. wickdpleasures reblogged this from thegiftsoflife