Dreams of Silver and Gold

I'm a jewelry maker and novice silversmith. I'll be posting classic vintage pieces, plus some ancient and some contemporary pieces that awe and inspire me.
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Floral collar from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
This remarkably preserved floral collar, from the embalming cache of Tutankhamun, illustrates how the broad collars so frequently depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings were made. Alternating rows of flower petals and blossoms, leaves, berries, and blue faience beads were sewn to a papyrus backing, and linen ties secured the collar around the wearer’s neck. Some of the flora used in the Tutankhamun collars (09.184.214) have been identified as olive leaves, cornflowers, and poppies. (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Floral collar from Tutankhamun’s Embalming Cache)

Floral collar from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

This remarkably preserved floral collar, from the embalming cache of Tutankhamun, illustrates how the broad collars so frequently depicted in Egyptian tomb paintings were made. Alternating rows of flower petals and blossoms, leaves, berries, and blue faience beads were sewn to a papyrus backing, and linen ties secured the collar around the wearer’s neck. Some of the flora used in the Tutankhamun collars (09.184.214) have been identified as olive leaves, cornflowers, and poppies. (via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Floral collar from Tutankhamun’s Embalming Cache)

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