Ancient Egyptian Cartouche Pendant Necklace in Yellow Gold
A Cartouche is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic name plate that (often) had the name of a king scribed into it. Traditionally, the Cartouche was
written on tombs and coffins to mark who was inside. It was believed by the ancient Egyptians that each person had two souls (known as the
"Ba" and the "Ka'") which needed to find their way back to the body after death in order to move onto the afterlife. It then became popular among
the pharaohs to wear the Cartouche's as amulets because it was believed to ward off evil and to protect the name that was written inside.
This exquisite Cartouche amulet carries 5 known Egyptian sacred symbols. Starting at the top left corner, we have the Ankh, which is the Egyptian
symbol of life. Next we have the reed to represent The Field of Reeds. Known to the Egyptians as A'aru, which was a mirror image of one's life on
earth. Queen Nefertiti, The Eye of Horus, a ZigZag (representing water), The Great Spinx of Giza, and A Scarab (Left to Right). A sacred design,
carefully and delicately handcrafted to perfection with a solid yellow gold. With a detailed design around the rims of the Cartouche, this piece was
finished with a glossy high polish. Combine this Ancient Egyptian Cartouche pendant necklace with your own unique style to add a bit of flare to
your everyday fashion!
Metal: Yellow Gold
Finish: High Polish
Height: 1.55 IN (38.7 MM) - Including Bail
Width: 0.77 IN (19.7 MM)
Depth: 0.06 IN (1.57 MM)
10K - 3.3 g
14K - 3.4 g
*Weights will vary according to chain length.
Available in 16", 18", 20", & 22" Rolo Chains.
Proudly Handcrafted & Manufactured in the USA!