2014/05/15

The Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab

The Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab


The Bracelet of Tutankhamun with Scarab


This rigid gold bracelet is composed of two semicircles joined together by a hinge on one side and a clasp on the other. The central plaque bears a cloisonne scarab inlaid with lapis lazuli.

The scarab, symbol of the morning sun, was the most popular motif used in jewelry. The bracelet itself is also inlaid with carnelian, lapis lazuli, and colored glass.

The Writer's Palette

The Writer's Palette bears the name of Tutankhamun


This ivory palette bears both the birth name and the throne name of Tutankhamun. It contains two cakes of red and blue-black ink in their circular holes. Seven reeds for writing are still in place in the hollowed central section.

The Writer's Palette bears the name of Tutankhamun


Such palettes were usually made of various kinds of wood, sometimes gilded or painted. They used to be inscribed with the owner's name and titles.

Models of scribal palettes were made of many kinds of durable stone or faience and were included in funerary furniture for use in the Hereafter.