Egyptian Gold & Silver Bangle

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Liana Miate
published on 11 May 2017

Egyptian gold and silver bangle. Middle Kingdom, about 2055-1650 BCE. Provenance unknown. From The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia)

This bangle is decorated with alternating animal and amuletic motifs. They all have protective meanings: a snake seizes a turtle, a symbol of evil; the seated baboons represent the god Thoth; while the falcons are manifestations of Horus; ankh signs represent the concept of 'life' and djed pillars symbolise 'stability'.

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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