Monday, September 20, 2010

Jewelry at the Walters Art Museum

Come see some of the beautiful ancient jewelry collection at the Walters Art Museum such as the fish above. 'Tilapia Fish' was made in Egypt around 1976 BC and is made of gold with Egyptian green glazed faience, chalcedony, turquoise, carnelian, lapis lazuli and black stone inlay. The Egyptians believed that the fish was creative and could be used as a protective amulet for children and young women.

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