A beautiful stone like ceramic rendition of Cleopatra's cartouche created from high fire clay.
I made the pendant, dried and carved it, fired, glazed and fired once again in the kiln.
The pendant measures 2-1/8" long by 1-1/4" wide by 1/8" thick (56mm x 32mm x 4mm ). The holes are 5mm in diameter.
Perfect for your beading projects, jewellery designs or where ever you may want to put them, have fun!
Ancient Egyptian Cartouches:
'Cartouche' is actually a French word meaning 'gun cartridge'. When Napoleon's soldiers were in Egypt, they nicknamed this shape 'cartouche' because it reminded them of the shape of their gun cartridges, or bullets. At the time, people could not read the hieroglyphic writing, so they did not know that the cartouche surrounded the name of the pharaoh. 'Cartouche' became so commonly used that it has remained the standard name for the shape around the name of an Egyptian pharaoh or queen.