Necklace with Carnelian and Glass Poppy Flower Amulets

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 17th-19th dynasty, around 1550-1185 B.C.
Material: Glass, Carnelian
Dimensions: 53 cm long
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 1420
Provenance: From the old French private collection M. N., acquired in the 1960s.
Condition: Poppy blossom amulets intact throughout with strong colors. Necklace modern strung, with a modern clasp and ready to wear.
Description: Magnificent, modern threaded necklace with 27 carnelian and glass poppy flower amulets in red, white, blue and green. In between small carnelian beads. The poppy flower amulets with broad flower heads and open stems for suspension. Poppy flowers were worn in the New Kingdom as regeneration symbols on necklaces, such like in the present one, or individually as an amulet.