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The Ancient World and Fashion > Ancient Egypt

One of the most impressive items of Egyptian jewelry was the broad, decorative collar. These collars were worn by both women and men of all classes.

This fine collar belonged to an Egyptian princess.It is decorated with golden hawks’ heads and inlaid with colored glass and semiprecious stones.


The collars consisted of a series of strings threaded with beads and ornaments, but also with flowers, berries, and leaves.

Some of the collars found in the pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb included olive leaves and cornflowers.

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