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« on: December 15, 2013 06:35:29 AM »

This pendant is inspired by my favorite Victorian badass lady, Amelia Peabody, and created for the Winter Nerd Battles. (Seriously - if you enjoy dry wit mixed with archaeology and mysterious deaths, you need to check out the book series by Elizabeth Peters!  SOOOOO GOOD!!)  She's an Egyptologist who has her own way of not putting up with any crap, and she's ♫...awesome..♫!!  

Those of you who are archaeology geeks will already know this, so you can skip the following Egyptology blurb...   Wink    This domino choker depicts a wedjat eye, which was a token used to promote or protect good health.  The vulture and cobra (as evidenced by the crowns they are wearing) depict a royal personage who is ruling over both upper (Southern) and lower (Northern) Egypt.  So this would have been saying something like, "long live the Pharoah".   Cheesy  

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013 12:14:16 PM »

That's great!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013 12:46:32 PM »

Super cool. I love the pic and where it hangs. Perfect length.
Might have to look up Ms. Peabody as well.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013 06:00:19 AM »

Thanks, guys! And gozer, I do believe you'd love Amelia.  You and I have such similar tastes in reading...  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013 06:20:41 AM »

Even without knowing the symbolism of the necklace, it is very pretty.
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013 08:43:07 AM »

Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013 04:28:25 PM »

I love those books!  My mom got me into them years ago, and now I have an entire shelf on my bookcase filled with Amelia Peabody mysteries.  She's my hero.  Smiley  Your necklace is beautiful!  What a wonderful tribute to an awesome series.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013 05:45:56 AM »

I love those books!  My mom got me into them years ago, and now I have an entire shelf on my bookcase filled with Amelia Peabody mysteries.  She's my hero.  Smiley  Your necklace is beautiful!  What a wonderful tribute to an awesome series.

Aren't they awesome???  Did you hear that Elizabeth Peters passed away last year?  I was sad coz there will be no more  Amelia books, but I'm hoping that her heirs will sell or lease rights to one (or more) of her books and make a movie. (She was approached many times but would never agree to do that.)  It could never compare to the book, but still... how fun!  Cheesy
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