Next on the list of Weird, Wonderful or Wack is this very different Egyptian Cuff Bracelet.
We all have seen pictures of the pyramids and King Tut, maybe even been lucky enough to see exhibits in a museum of all the wonderful items from Egypt. The country is rich with history. Egypt, a country linking northeast Africa with the Middle East, dates to the time of the pharaohs. Millennia-old monuments sit along the Nile River Valley, including Giza’s colossal Pyramids and Great Sphinx as well as Luxor’s hieroglyph-lined Karnak Temple and Valley of the Kings tombs.
This cuff bracelet reminds me of all things Egypt. The details, and etchings are quite wonderful to see. I think that I would feel like royalty when wearing it. This is just one of those pieces that my imagination runs away with me. Egyptian jewellers used gold that ranged in shades from gray to reddish brown to rose. The variation in colors came from the intentional and natural mixing of elements like silver, copper and iron into the gold. This cuff bracelet is 10k yellow gold, and the colouring almost looks like rose gold.
Amulets were incorporated into Egyptian jewellery or worn as independent pieces. Amulets are charms or talismans believed to either protect the wearer or infuse power. Egyptian amulets were carved into various forms and shapes, such as animals, humans, gods and symbols. The amulets were equally important protectors of the living, as they were armor of the dead. Specific amulets were made for the afterlife, as funerary jewelry was customary in ancient Egypt. I do not know what these pictures mean on this bracelet but could have so much fun making things up about it. One of the scenes looks like the Egyptian is about to make a sacrifice. But that is just what I see. I wonder what you would see.
This is another one of those pieces that the picture does not do the item justice. It is a definite must see. Each scene per section is different. There are Pharaohs and the Ancient Gods they believed in. Truly an interesting piece. So what do you think? Weird, Wonderful or Wacky?
Egyptian Cuff Bracelet