Egypt 300-30 B.C.
Egyptian art and jewels are highly recognisable
all is made for the afterlife (thats why and how so many pieces are recoverd; all are found by graves/ tombes / …)
Colors! + Figurative (objects and animals) +hieroglyphics (picture writing)
A Pectoral is a kind of pendant on a chain, with this there is also a counterweight or ‘Menchet’. The chain is usually a beadded necklace with a defined rythm in the use of colors and beads. The pectoral is like a scene or a stage, there is a frame that contains this scene, the figures/persons in it are without perspective, but faces are in profile.
Pectoral of Queen Mereret, Dahshur treasure, ca. 1850 B.C. gold, gemstones, w. 8,5cm, Cairo National Museum.
Pectoral of Tutankhamun of the Rising Sun