Pectoral Ornamental Necklace

Pectoral Ornamental Necklace, Egypt, 18th Dynasty

This pectoral necklace clasped with three scarab beetles was discovered in the intact KV62 tomb of Tutankhamun who ruled during the 18th dynasty of Egypt’s New Kingdom. This jewellry depicts Scrab Beetles or Kehpri, pushing the sun. The pectoral is today part of the collection of the Cairo Museum. This photo was taken at the King Tut exhibition at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington State, USA.

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