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        Necklace with vulture pendant, from the tomb of Tutankhamun

        Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC). Medium: gold encrusted with lapis lazuli and cornelian. Date: 14th Century BC. Amulet found in Tutankhamun's mummy suspended from his neck; representation of the vulture-goddess of Upper Egypt, Nekhbet; hieroglyphic sign for 'eternity' (shen) in the talons; Provenance: Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt / Photo ? Boltin Picture Library. Photographic Rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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