Nefertiti Queen Egyptian Wearing Necklace Cotton Tote Bag 15 x 16.5 inPN# BM-K46970
Cotton canvas tote or shopping bag with an Egyptian design illustrating Queen Nefertiti wearing an elaborate collar necklace of ancient Egypt. Made from cotton. Measures 15 in x 16.5 inches. Part of the British Museum Collection.
About the design:
The image of Queen Nefertiti (c.1370-1330 BC) has been inspired by the world famous bust 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 pictured here 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.
Made from thick canvas cotton, this tote bag is ideal for carrying books.
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