Wolfram Grajetzki – Looking Like a God. Jewelry in Old and Middle Kingdom
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 7 to 8:30 pm Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)
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Egyptian jewelry found in burials was often already worn in daily life, but there are also examples made specifically for burial. These tell us much about how the afterlife was seen. In the Old Kingdom, personal adornments for the dead often copy the ornaments of the living, whereas in contrast, the personal adornments of the Middle Kingdom turned the deceased into a god-like being.
(Image copyright of the Metropolitan Museum)