Discover the "Egyptian Cartouche Necklace", a masterpiece showcasing the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic name plate. Its unique oval shape, accentuated with a horizontal bar at the base, was typically inscribed with a pharaoh's name. The design is versatile enough to accommodate names of varying lengths, accommodating both horizontal and vertical orientations.
The term "cartouche", coined by Napoleon's army during their expedition to Egypt, signifies a gun cartridge or bullet in French. This name was inspired by the striking resemblance of the hieroglyphic plate to a cartouche. Its original Egyptian name, Shen, translates to 'encircling.'
Historically, cartouches graced tombs and coffins, signifying the inhabitant. In Ancient Egyptian belief, each person possesses two souls, the Ba and the Ka, which required guidance to reunite with the body for the journey to the afterlife. Pharaohs occasionally wore cartouche amulets to ward off evil spirits and attract good luck.
Our Cartouche Necklace features an elegant hieroglyphic symbol – an oval representing a rope, and a horizontal line indicating the rope tied together at the base, forming a loop. This symbol conveyed the king's power over everything under the sun, depicting his control over the universe.
Product details: Crafted in 925 Sterling Silver using a laser cut technique, available in Gold/Silver/Rose coating. Choose from various size options to accommodate up to 12 letters. Weight varies between 4-12 grams. Free chain provided, with a standard length of 45 cm/17.7 inches. Contact us for custom chain lengths.
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Every necklace comes in a special wooden gift box with a complimentary silver polishing cloth.
Please note: Product weight may vary by ± 0.10 grams.