This is an entirely handcrafted Isis Goddess necklace made from kiln-fired Egyptian faience beads. The techniques and artistry I use are precisely those found in the magnificent ancient Egyptian faience artwork created some 5,000 years ago. The sintered-quartz ceramic I create is made from exactly the same type of minerals the Egyptians drew from the sands of their deserts and the silts of the Nile.
This contrast of the deep “Blue Lotus” color with the translucent “Luxor Pearl” in this Isis Goddess necklace is a ubiquitous combination of ancient Egypt, found in many of the magnificent wall paintings inside the tombs, temples and palaces. The amulet is in the design of the Egyptian goddess Hathor. This is a solid Sterling Silver amulet. This Isis Goddess necklace is 15-3/4 inches long, falling between a choker and princess length. Please note the images shown are of one particular necklace, and are for display purposes only. The Isis Goddess necklace you order will undoubtedly have slight variations of the variegated tones and shapes within the beads and amulet. The is the nature of Egyptian Faience and metal casting, and consequently part of it’s beauty and allure.
The most famous Goddess of Ancient Egypt is Hathor. Hathor is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated with Isis. Known as the Goddess of Beauty; yet her’s is never a vain or shallow beauty. Rather she is assured of her own allure and grace and loved all that was alluring and graceful around her. Hathor is known as the “Mistress of Life” and is the embodiment of love, joy, romance, music, dance and celebration. Hathor’s cult is directly connected with the fragrance myrrh; considered most precious by Ancient Egyptians and to embody all of the wonderful qualities of the female sex.
This Isis Goddess necklace is from the “Ka Collection”. The Ka is a person’s life force. When a body was prepared for the tomb, the ancient Egyptians would bestow great offerings inside the burial chamber to feed the Ka in the afterlife. The Egyptian word Ka means “double”, and is typically inscribed as a hieroglyph of uplifted arms, designating the protecting divine spirit of a person. I strive to evoke the duality of this spirit in the designs.