Cartouche Charm Flexible Bracelet - Museum Shop Collection
Egyptian, ca. 2000 B.C.
This widely used hieroglyphic greeting, or divine words as the ancient Egyptians called their system of writing, may be translated: May you live, be prosperous and healthy. Deemed a matter of courtesy when addressing His Majesty the king or ones friends, it was probably also believed that some magical benefit would accrue to the person addressed or referred to by the phrase.
Materials: brass and pewter with gold finish
Made in the U.S.A.