Necklace with Heart Amulet

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Composition beads, glass and jasper.
Dimensions: 46 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 1043
Provenance: British private collection from the early 20th century.
Condition: Excellent condition, ready to wear, restrung.
Description: A beautiful necklace made of annular and cylindrical glazed composition beads, six flattened drop-shaped glass beads and a large jasper heart amulet pendant. For the ancient Egyptians, the heart was the source of intelligence, feelings and actions. A person's memory was also housed in the heart. Apart from Udjat-eyes and Djed-pillars heart amulets were the most popular amulets in ancient Egypt.