New “Egypt” collection at the British Museum

Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs

29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016

The British Museum Co. commissioned Sima Vaziry to create an exciting new collection to add to their jewellery range in support their major upcoming exhibition, “Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs”.

Sima Vaziry Egypt collection at the British MuseumThe exhibition covers Egypt’s journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land and tells the story of how a world of many gods changed to worship one God.

Sima’s collection has been inspired by this subject and the pieces will be on display and sale at the Grenville shop in the British Museum as well as their online shop from 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016.

The ONE range symbolically represents three religions and one God. The coin shapes in these pieces feature the word ‘One’ in Hebrew, Coptic and Arabic.

In the EARTH range three different coloured beads made from gems found naturally in the region represent the three religions. The gold bead features a date palm tree which grows in the area, symbolizing the land.

The FAITH range uses intersecting curves to represent the three religions, sharing the land, with one God in the centre. The circular base motif is based on the date palm tree which grows in the area and symbolizes the land.

Place: The Grenville Room at the British Museum
Date: 29 October 2015 – 7 February 2016

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