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Ancient Egypt

Jewellery-making

Width: 66.000 cm (max.)

EA 920

Jewellery-making

From: Thebes, Egypt
Date: 18th Dynasty, around 1400 BC

Sebekhotep was an important person during the reign of Thutmose IV. He was in charge of the craftworkers who made valuable items like jewellery for the king. The paintings on the walls of his tomb show just how important he was.

This painting shows craftworkers making the wide collars that people can be seen wearing in many tomb paintings. Some of the workers are stringing beads together, while a worker in the lower part is making them into a large round collar.