Bracelet inspired by the lotus ring.
Rings appear from the earliest dynasties, and are commonly worn from the Middle Kingdom. It is the partitioning technique, very appreciated by the Egyptians, which is used here.
Symbolism is still very present in Egyptian art. The lotus flower, which frames the setting on each side, is directly linked to the idea of rebirth.
It is from her that the sun emerges every morning. The book of the Egyptian Dead also contains a chapter devoted to the rebirth of the deceased under this aspect. Moreover, the red colour evokes the idea of energy and dynamism, the dark blue of the lapis lazuli is the deep blue of the night sky while the light blue of the turquoise is a symbol of joy.
Lotus flower 2.4 x 2.3 cm.
Weight: 30 g.
Period: New Empire, about 1665-1085 B.C.
Origin: Lotus ring
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum
Materials: Pewter, Resin, Carnelian, Lapis lazuli, Turquoise reconstituted