2013/11/03

The Ear Ornament of Seti II


This ear ornament of King Seti the second was found in 1908 AD with other objects belonging to the King and Queen Taousert in a hidden place in the Valley of the Kings.

It consists of a flat trapezoid from which hang seven pendants blueberries. At the end of the tube of the upper hollow earring, which is adapted to hold up a wig, a corolla of petals eight concave on one side and a stud on the other.



The Ear Ornament of Seti II


Birth and names are engraved on the throne room flat. The use of earrings and ear ornaments as accessories to enhance the beauty of both sexes has been known since the time of the New Kingdom.

Pectoral Worn as Amulet with Green Stone Scarab


A limestone pectoral, that was worn on the chest, shaped like the facade of a naos, or shrine. The pectoral was worn as an amulet.

The face of the pectoral is richly decorated with several scenes executed in relief. In one register, or section, the deceased is kneeling in adoration before the god of the afterlife, Osiris. On the other registers are funerary scenes.

Pectoral Worn as Amulet with Green Stone Scarab


The pectoral has an oval hole in the upper part that holds a large green stone scarab, a color that symbolizes rebirth. The scarab rests on a lotus flower with two uraei, or royal cobras, on each side. The baboon god Thoth and other deities are shown on a large boat in the center of the pectoral. This scene symbolizes the journey of the sun god across the sky, because the scarab represented the sun god at dawn.

The four corners of the pectoral are adorned by scenes of the adoration of several deities. The right-hand edge of the pectoral bears a line of divine determinatives, signs that give a clue to the meaning of words. The left-hand edge is adorned by the Djed, sign of stability, and the Tyet, a protective knot sign.