Womens Egyptian Necklace Wesekh Slim Fit T-shirt Black (M)PN# BM-T44100
Womens slim fit cotton t-shirt illustrating an elaborate Egyptian necklace inspired by traditional jewelry from ancient Egypt. This t-shirt features gold foil detailing replicating a wesekh necklace, and fits a size medium. Bust 34 to 38 inches.
Part of the British Museum Collection.
About the design:
The necklace design on this t-shirt is inspired by a world famous bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti which can be found in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. The bust, crafted by Thutmose in the 14th century BC was discovered in 1912, and shows the queen wearing a striking wesekh necklace, which has retained an impressive amount of its original pigments.
The wesekh or weskhet collar necklace was composed of cylinders or tubes strung in horizontal layers around a central choker. Wesekhs were favorites of the gods and the pharaohs, and from around the 18th Dynasty, were gifted to officials, dignitaries and soldiers as a mark of honor. Often made of gold, wesekh necklaces also often featured other precious metals such as copper and silver, and gemstones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian, as well as faience glaze.
A beautiful gift for history loving fashionistas.
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