Ancient Egyptian "Mummy-Bead" Jewelry
Dynasty XXVI, circa 664 -- 535 BC

These colorful beads were individually crafted in ancient times out of clay-like faience. This normally plain-colored material turned vibrant shades of yellow, green, turquiose, red, brown, auburn, orange, and blue when fired. When a person was laid to rest, these beads were woven into intricate net-like shrouds depicting the deceased in youth, gods, animals and other motifs. These shrouds were then laid across the sarcophagus before the tomb was finally closed. Over the centuries, the original twine which held the beads together decomposed and the tombs were eventually buried in the desert sand. These beads come from the Simonian family collection, Switzerland, acquired in the 1960's.

The beads have been re-strung on sturdy flexible wire with sterling silver clasps and findings, and are perfectly wearable. I can make custom bead necklaces using original amulets and udjats. Please contact me for details!


Egyptian bead necklaces:
Faience beads dating from Egypt's 26th Dynasty, 664-535 BC.
Re-strung on sturdy Softflex with silver clasps, each necklace measures approx. 19 inches long; exact pieces vary. Fantastic gift idea! Extremely rare in this quality. Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #EGB455: $199

Egyptian bead bracelet:
Faience beads dating from Egypt's 26th Dynasty, 664-535 BC.
Re-strung on sturdy Softflex with silver clasp. Measures 6" long but custom lengths are available; exact pieces vary. Fantastic gift idea! Extremely rare in this quality. Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland.
#JE2010: $99

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue-green faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 5 strands across the front. 18 1/4" long. Ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #NM6305: $375

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality large ancient blue faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads, a single line of bright colored disk beads at top. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 3 strands across the front. Ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. Measures 18" long. Beautiful! #JE2017: $499

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 6 strands across the front. Ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. Measures 18.5" long. Beautiful! #JE2014: $450

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of high quality multicolored faience beads. One strand in back splits into 5 across the front. 18". Ex-Nomis Antiquities; ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #NM6302: $325

Small bottle of assorted mummy-beads!
26th Dynasty, 664-535 BC. Bottle measures about 1 inch tall with cork... beads can be poured out if desired. Each contains around 20-25 beads of various shapes and colors. Great small gift idea! #bot910: $75

Egyptian bead earrings: 26th Dynasty, 664-535 BC
Composed of colorful faience disk beads with light blue or green faience tube beads. On sturdy jewelry wire and silver earring hooks. Can be made with gold-plate surgical steel earwires for an additional $15. Styles and colors vary. #EGB121: $125
SOLD - alternate available!

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Beautiful necklace composed of colorful faience disk beads interspersed with light blue and green long faience tube beads. Re-strung on sturdy necklace wire with silver clasp. Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. 20" long.
#21609: $250
SOLD - Alternate available!

RARE! This is how the beads were used! Ancient Egypt, Late Period, c. 664 - 535 BC. A faience beaded image of Qebehsenuef, one of the Four Sons of Horus. This falcon-headed deity was one of the canopic deities and he watched over the intestines. He is depicted in multi-colored faience disc beads from the beaded net which covered some of the Late Period mummies. The beads are held together with the original threading and are nicely preserved. H: 4 1/4" (10.9 cm). Mounted with glue on custom lucite and metal stand. Ex Estate of Robert Viola, Queens, NY. #AE2152: $499

Ancient Egypt, 3rd Intermediate Period, c. 1075 - 664 BC. Nice and very large faience scarab, set into a choice gold brooch. The scarab's glaze now a deep purplish-black and well-molded with good detail. On the base, a seated monkey before a large Wedjat, or 'Eye of Horus'. The scarab is set in a modern gold setting, 30-40 years old, stamped 14k in Arabic numbers. 34 x 23mm. In great condition and a very attractive jewelry item! Ex German private collection. #AE2035x2: $899

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 3 strands across the front (5-strand version pictured here). Ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. Measures 18" long. Just one left! Beautiful! #JE2012: $499

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue, red, black and green faience disc and tube beads. Strung with a large and highly-detailed torso of an ushabti. The ushabti has a pleasant expression on its face, and the head band, seed bag and pick and hoe are nicely detailed in black paint. Necklace measures 20 1/2" long, the ushabti measures 1 1/2"! Ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. A fantastic piece of jewelry!
#NM6309: $575
SOLD - Alternate available!

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue/green faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 4 strands across the front. Ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. Measures 18" long. Beautiful! #JE2016: $325

Beautiful 26th Dynasty bead necklace. 664-535 BC. Made entirely of desirable and rare intact tube-beads. Six strands hang across the neckline, one strand of beads behind. Beads range from deep, aqua blue to light olive green. Measures 18 inches, end-to-end. A real beauty! Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #EGB457: $299

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality thick ancient blue faience tube beads interspersed with fine red and yellow disk beads. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 5 strands across the front. Ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. Measures 18" long. Incredible! #JE2013: $499

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Breathtaking 26th Dynasty Egyptian bead necklace. 664-535 BC. Made of very rare intact bright-blue faience tube-beads. Three strands hang across the neckline, one strand of beads behind. Measures 18 inches, end-to-end. A stunner! #EGB23: $350 SOLD

Egypt, Late period, 664-525 BC. Beautiful necklace of cobalt blue faience tube beads, handsomely strung with two modern lotus-shaped elements and a silver clasp. Design is a single strand splitting into six strands with nice effect. 18 3/4" (47.7 cm) long. An attractive necklace with extremely high quality faience beads. Nearly impossible to get this quality anymore! #9157: $450 SOLD


Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue, red, black and green faience disc and tube beads. Strung with a large and highly-detailed torso of an ushabti. The ushabti has a pleasant expression on its face, and the head band, seed bag and pick and hoe are nicely detailed in black paint. Necklace measures 20 1/2" long, the ushabti measures 1 1/2"! Ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. A fantastic piece of jewelry! #NM6309: $575 SOLD

Ancient Egypt. Late Period, c. 664-535 BC. Beaded necklace comprised of high-quality multicolored faience disk beads, a terracotta head of an ushabti in the center. The ushabti has nice light blue glaze remaining, and the head band, pick and hoe are detailed in black paint. Ushabti measures 1", necklace 17" long, re-strung on modern cord with clasp. #14263: $275 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of high quality bright blue faience disk beads. One strand in back splits into 5 across the front. 18 1/2" long. Ex-Nomis Antiquities, ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #NM6304: $450 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient bright blue faience tube beads. One strand in back splits into 6 across front. 19" long. Ex-Upstate New York collection. #GY6301: $450 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads. Single strand with clasp in back splits into 5 strands across the front. Measures 18" long. Beautiful! #20930: $499 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of extremely high quality faience beads in red, yellow, black and blue. One strand in back splits into 5 across the front. 18.5". Ex-Nomis Antiquities, ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #NM6303: $399 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Nice necklace comprised of ancient blue, red, yellow, black and green faience disc and tube beads. Strung with a large Roman-Egyptian round carnelian stone bead. Necklace measures 20 1/2". Ex-Nomis Antiquities; ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. #JE2004: $299 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Beautiful necklace composed of high-quality ancient blue, red, yellow, black and green faience disc and tube beads with a gorgeous steatite scarab pendant. Scarab from the Second Intermediate Period (1750-1570 BC) and is highly detailed with excellent form, the base engraved with a fish symbol. Re-strung on sturdy necklace wire with silver clasp. Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. 20 3/4" long, scarab measures 3/4". #JE2008: $425 SOLD

Special Offering: A Phenomenal Ancient Bead Jewelry Set
from the World Famous Philip Mitry Collection
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Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. A fantastic mummy-bead mask. In colors of bright blue, yellow, black, white, purple and red. High quality ancient beads, re-strung into original configuration to reveal a beautiful and vibrant face. The mask, representing the face of the deceased, would have been attached to the wrappings of the mummy over the facial area, as shown in the photo of an example at left. It depicts the deceased wearing the beard of Osiris, a symbol of his/her hope for reincarnation. Amazing state of preservation! Ex-Simoneion family collection, Switzerland, c. 1950-1960. Very nice blue-green face with great features and nice fringe made of deep blue faience tube-beads. Nice light blue face with yellow "hair" and nose. Colors much nicer in person than these photos allow. 130x100 mm (5 x 4"). #8109x2: $425 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of multicolored faience disc beads. With it is strung a modern silver udjat "Eye of Horus" with uraeus (cobra). A very striking piece! Exceptional quality black, yellow, blue, green and red beads, these are the "cream of the crop"! Measures 16 1/4" (70 mm) long. #0216: $299 SOLD


Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Beautiful necklace composed of colorful faience disk beads with a gorgeous steatite scarab pendant. Scarab from the New Kingdom (1570-1070 BC) and is highly detailed with excellent form, suspended on antique brass wire from an early 1900's collection. Re-strung on sturdy necklace wire with silver clasp. Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland, scarab ex-British collection acquired in the 1890's-1920's. 19" long, scarab measures 3/4". #21709: $425 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. A fantastic and large mummy-bead mask. In colors of bright red, yellow, black, white, blue and green. High quality ancient beads, re-strung into original configuration to reveal a beautiful and vibrant face. The mask, representing the face of the deceased, would have been attached to the wrappings of the mummy over the facial area, as shown in the photo of an example at the top of this page. It depicts the deceased wearing the beard of Osiris, a symbol of his/her hope for reincarnation. Amazing state of preservation! Ex Hamdy Sakr collection, London, acquired in the 1960’s - 1970’s. Measures 7" x 5". Vibrant colors... a fantastic piece. #98104x2: $575 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. A fantastic and large mummy-bead mask. In colors of bright yellow, red, black and white, with a fringe of blue and green faience tube beads. High quality ancient beads, re-strung into original configuration to reveal a beautiful and vibrant face. The mask, representing the face of the deceased, would have been attached to the wrappings of the mummy over the facial area, as shown in the photo of an example above. It depicts the deceased wearing the beard of Osiris, a symbol of his/her hope for reincarnation. Amazing state of preservation! Ex Hamdy Sakr collection, London, acquired in the 1960’s - 1970’s. Measures 6 3/4" x 5 1/2". Vibrant colors... very nice. #AE2073x2: $575 SOLD

Excellent Egyptian necklace with faience and gold beads. The thick bright blue faience tube beads are ancient, 3rd Intermediate to Late Period (c. 1070 - 525 BC). They are strung with gold plated beads, modeled after an ancient Egyptian original type, the clasp also gold plated and in the form of Wedjats, or 'Eyes of Horus'. Length: 20" (28.9 cm). Some wear to the clasp from use, but a nice and wearable piece of jewelry. Ex Orange County private collection. #JE2002: $850 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Nice necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue, red, yellow, black and green faience disc and tube beads. Strung with a great faience amulet of Thoth, the ibis-headed god. Necklace measures 19 3/4", the amulet 1 1/16". Ex-Nomis Antiquities; ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. #JE2005: $399 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Nice necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue, red, yellow, black and green faience disc and tube beads. Strung with a large faience amulet of Anubis, god of the underworld. Necklace measures 19 1/2", the amulet measures 1 1/4", broken at knees. Ex-Nomis Antiquities; ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. #JE2006: $450 SOLD

Egypt. Third Intermediate to Late Period, 1075-553 BC. Incredible necklace composed of large ancient blue faience beads with white faience disk-bead spacers. re-strung on sturdy necklace wire with silver clasp. Measures 18" long, beads are incredibly high quality! Beads ex-Patty Birch collection, NY. #JE2024: $475 SOLD

Egyptian bead necklace. 26th Dynasty, 664-535 BC. Contains an original 26th Dynasty faience head and shoulders of an ushabti, burial figure and servant to the deceased in the afterlife. Great detail! Necklace measures 17 inches long, amulet over 1 inch tall. Top and bottom-right pieces sold, one still available.


Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Beautiful necklace composed of colorful faience disk beads interspersed with light blue and green long faience tube beads. Re-strung on sturdy necklace wire with silver clasp. Beads are ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. 20.5" long. Stunning! #21724: $250 SOLD

Phenomenal Egyptian carnelian bead necklace. Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, c. 1279 - 1075 BC. Necklace comprised of high quality round, poppy and "arrow" beads, separated with small black faience or glass round beads. Ex-Evolution gallery, formerly in Royal Athena gallery, New York. Necklace 140 mm (16 1/4") long, beads 5 to 17 mm. #EV00121: $975 SOLD

Beautiful pair of Egyptian carnelian bead earrings. Ancient Egypt, New Kingdom, c. 1279 - 1075 BC. Comprised of high quality poppy and rounded carnelian beads, hung on brass earring clamps and wire. Ex-Evolution gallery, formerly in Royal Athena gallery, New York.Each 42 mm (1 5/8") long, amulets 16 mm (5/8"). #EV00122: $499 SOLD

Ancient Egyptian faience bead necklace, with a New Kingdom carnelian poppy pendant. The multicolored faience disk beads date from the Late Period, c. 664-535 BC, all are in perfect condition with vibrant glazes and glossy surfaces. The poppy pendant is dates from Egypt's New Kingdom (1570-1070 BC). Necklace measures 16 1/4", the amulet measures 5/8". Ex Los Angeles private collection, ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #AU6307: $325 SOLD

SPECIAL:
Extremely Fine Ancient Egyptian Scarab Necklace and Earrings SOLD
Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklace comprised of extremely high quality faience beads in red, yellow, black and blue. One strand in back splits into 5 across the front. 18" long. Ex-Nomis Antiquities, ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #NM6306: $399 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue, red, yellow, black and green faience disc and tube beads. Strung with a beautiful and intact faience amulet of Anubis, god of the underworld. Necklace measures 20" long, the amulet 1 1/4". Ex-Nomis Antiquities; ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. #JE2007: $499 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Gorgeous bracelet comprised of five strands of high-quality ancient blue-green faience tube beads interspersed with fine yellow, green, red, blue and black disk beads. 210 mm (8 1/4") long. Re-strung on modern jewelry wire and silver fittings. A beautiful piece! Beads ex-Nomis Antiquities, ex-Simonian family collection, Switzerland. #JE2001: $375 SOLD - Alternate available

Egyptian faience Eye-of-Horus amulet earrings. Each with a gorgeous, top quality faience amulet from Egypt's Late Period (664-535 BC) hung on silver earring hooks and wires. Extremely high quality examples! Earrings about 67 mm (2 5/8") long, amulets 15 mm (5/8") each. #23360x2: $650 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Nice and long necklace comprised of high-quality ancient blue-grey tube beads with white disc beads. Necklace measures 31 1/2". Ex-Nomis Antiquities; ex-Simoneon family collection, Switzerland. #JE2003: $299 SOLD

Ancient Egypt, Late Period, 664-535 BC. Fantastic necklaces comprised of beautiful multicolored faience disk beads of the finest quality, each strung onto modern cords and clasps with a sterling silver Eye of Horus pendant. Very striking! Exceptional quality black, yellow, blue, green and red beads, these are the "cream of the crop"! Necklaces average 17" in length. Ex Nomis Antiquities. #A14058: $299 each SOLD OUT