Jewelry from The Royal Tombs of Ur. Gold and lapis lazuli necklace. The Sumerians, more than any other people in the world, loved lapis lazuli. For them, it represented fabulous wealth, literally and as well as figuratively. It is not indigenous to Sumer, and was mined in faraway Afghanistan. Because it had to be imported over vast distances, it was very expensive.
Vintage Indian Necklace Silver Amulet Necklace Ethnic by Anteeka
This is an exceptional vintage Navajo handmade very rare early hand wrought silver concho necklace having 13 conchos and 13 butterfly conchos, with a total of 26 conchos! This remarkable piece contains handmade hinges and bails. Located on each hand wrought silver concho are early sunray stamp works. Each larger concho measures around 1-1/4” X 1-1/8”. The total length of this necklace measures around 26”. Cir. 1920’s+
"A COLLECTION OF EGYPTIAN AMULETS NEW KINGDOM TO ROMAN PERIOD, 16TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D. Including thirteen scarabs of faience, steatite, and carnelian, some with motifs and inscriptions on their undersides; three heart amulets of haematite, carnelian and red jasper; a lapis lazuli vulture; an agate and a carnelian djed-pillar; a black stone facing head; a carnelian mano fica, a carnelian head, and a red jasper crouching deity; mounted together in a Egyptian revival gold necklace"
Miao chest ornament The Chinese minority group called the Miao in South West China is noted for its excellence in designing and fabricating silver jewellery. This design consists of several faceted thick, more or less circular, “bands”, to which are attached carefully graded spirals in typical Miao fashion. The small seemingly minor attachment which is literally central to the whole is visually “spot on” in taking the viewer’s gaze to it within the totality of the excellent form, which it ...