The Sage's Cupboard
Egyptian and tribal inspired beadwork jewelry creations.
Ideas from The Sage's Cupboard jewelry workbench.
Color palettes.
Art. Mythology.
The Sage's Cupboard
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didoofcarthage:

Gold pectoral of a hovering falcon
Egypt, Late Period, after 600 B.C.
gold inlaid with multicolored glass
The British Museum 
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Queen Tiye
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obeah1221:

Crown of Nekhbet. Priestess.
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moonchild1313:

Modernized Ancient Egyptian Art 

Brilliant
moonchild1313:

Modernized Ancient Egyptian Art 

Brilliant
moonchild1313:

Modernized Ancient Egyptian Art 

Brilliant
moonchild1313:

Modernized Ancient Egyptian Art 

Brilliant
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wanderthewood:

Pectoral of Tutankhamun with the Winged Scarab - gold, red carnelian and feldspar
18th dynasty

This beautiful pendant illustrates the throne name of King Tutankhamun, “Neb- kheprew-re.” The central element is the scarab “Khepri” made of a fine piece of lapis lazuli, and three strokes of plural “sign in hieroglyphs” below it. 
Between the forelegs of the scarab, the risen sun disk “Re” is depicted. It is made of a clear red carnelian set in gold, which represents what, in nature, was the ball of mud and dung containing its eggs that was rolled forward by the beetle. Beneath the plural strokes “sign in hieroglyphs” is a basket shape “Neb” inlaid with turquoise. 
The gold wings that are often added to the scarab represent Re, the god of the rising sun. They sweep round to form an almost complete circle, enveloping the royal name and offering it divine protection.

Located at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt
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ancientpeoples:

Faience amulet of goddess Nut 
The goddess is shown sitting on her legs, spreading her wings. She is wearing a crown of horns that enclose the sun. This represents her as the sky goddess. 11.5 x 23.6 in centimeters ( 4 1/2 x  9 5/16 inch.) 
It was found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 
Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period, 21st - 25th dynasty, 1070 - 664 BC.
Source: Metropolitan Museum
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dwellerinthelibrary:

In Hathor’s temple at Dendera, the winged sun disc of Horus of Behdet, and a winged scarab pushing along the sun. (Presumably the vulture beneath them, wearing the white crown, is Nekhbet.)
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ancientpeoples:

Alabaster jar representing the god Duamutef 
Duamutef is one of the four sons of Horus who were entrusted with protecting the organs of a mummy. On this jar the paint is still visible and a lively jackal face can be seen. It is 31cm high and 13.5cm in diameter ( 12 3/16 x 5 5/16 inch.) 
Found in Abydos, Upper Egypt. 
Source: Metropolitan Museum
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itsarthistory:

An Egyptian polychrome painted wall fragment. Theban, New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty, circa 1550-1186 B.C
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bdphillips:

A beautiful fallen statue. The amount of art in Egypt is just tremendous. When you go to the Met in New York, you’re overwhelmed by their Egyptian galleries; then when you see masterpieces on the sides of the road here in Egypt, you begin to realize that those museums have barely scratched the surface of what the ancients created.