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Designed exclusively for the British Museum, an umbrella with a design based on traditional ancient Egyptian jewellery.
The umbrella is supplied with a protective slip in the same design.
About the design:
The gold pattern design is inspired by a world famous bust of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti which can be found in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. The bust, crafted by Thutmose in the 14th century BC was discovered in 1912, and shows the queen wearing a striking wesekh necklace, which has retained an impressive amount of its original pigments.
The wesekh or weskhet collar necklace was composed of cylinders or tubes strung in horizontal layers around a central choker. Wesekhs were favourites of the gods and the pharaohs, and from around the 18th Dynasty, were gifted to officials, dignitaries and soldiers as a mark of honour. Often made of gold, wesekh necklaces also often featured other precious metals such as copper and silver, and gemstones such as turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian, as well as faience glaze.
A stylish umbrella to keep you dry on those inevitable rainy days.
L23 x open span 90cm
100% polyester, aluminium frame