The Israel Museum Egyptian Collection Gold-Plated Silver Eagle Cross Clip-On Charm with Gemstones
Brand: The Israel Museum
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Size: 2.8 cm x 1.6 cm / 1.1” x 0.6”
An unusual and striking piece of jewelry, this captivating eagle clip-on charm from the Israel Museum’s Egyptian Collection is actually a highly stylized version of a Christian cross that seamlessly blends the symbolism of two ancient cultures into one extraordinary emblem of faith deeply rooted in history! A unique trinket, this gold-plated clip-on charm is styled in the shape of a soaring eagle with its outstretched wings forming the arms of a cross, while a polished red gemstone embellishes the bird’s back and a sparkling faceted crystal adorns the bird’s head. Known to be a popular motif in both early Christianity and in Egyptian culture, the eagle was seen as a symbol of hope, strength, and salvation, with references in the Bible such as, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31, while in the ancient Egyptian culture, many connected the eagle with some of their most powerful deities in the days prior to Christianity’s influence. Designed to complement every outfit and inspired by real historical artifacts, this amazing clip-on charm from the Holy Land is perfect for gifting and will make a marvelous addition to any bracelet!
This delicate charm is extremely versatile and can be clipped onto a huge variety of different bracelet chains.
Israel’s largest cultural institution, the Israel Museum, is dedicated to recording and safeguarding the relics that chronicle the tale of the Jewish people. Housing thousands of years’ worth of ancient artifacts pertaining to Jewish and neighboring Middle-Eastern culture from all over the world, the Israel Museum’s mission is to educate and encourage knowledge of Judaism’s rich and fascinating history to people all over the globe. One of their methods of fulfilling this dream is to create stunning replicas and adaptations of the original pieces in their encyclopedic collections and distribute them worldwide. Each captivating replication comes with its own certification of authenticity, as well as a brief summary of that piece’s historical background in both Hebrew and English.