I have four different types of this amulet inspired by the Motto Clasp of Sithathoryunet (done via Shapeways) :|
Biggest, 10.2 x 12.7 x .49cm, in gold steel
Medium, 4.30 x 5.54cm, in polished brass
It could serve as a very large, rather heavy pendant.
Pendant size, 3.3 x 4.2 x .27 cm, in stainless steel
Very durable, and works well in many types of metal
A more lightweight pendant size, 3.2 x 3.9 x .24 cm, in polished silver.
The above pendent ("All life and protection") pendant, in use!
(Polished silver, 3.2 x 3.94 x 0.24 cm (1.26 x 1.55 x 0.1 inches)
I haven't yet attempted complex 3D artwork, but simple positive/negative designs can be easily utilized for the Shapeways apps at their website. I've used such types of designs before with laser cut steel.
I got thinking. I saw a piece via the Met museum website, Motto Clasp of Sithathoryunet, and I had a fair idea I might be able to play with this.
Reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III, Dynasty 12, Middle Kingdom, ca. 1887–1813 B.C.E.
From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 4, BSAE excavations 1914
Gold, carnelian, paste; H. 2.3 × W. 1.9 cm (7/8 × 3/4 in.)
Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916, Met Museum #16.1.18
So what is the "Motto" of Sithathoryunet's clasp? Her name means “daughter of Hathor of Dendera”. So her spiritual parent was Hathor. Her earthly parents were king and queen, possibly Senwosret II. The king would want the greatest protection for his daughter, so he wanted to provide her with protective amulets. This amulet says "Neb-Sau-Ankh", which means "full of protection and life".
I am indeed very grateful to be able to give tangible expression to my imagination. (These designs are available for you to have made in a variety of metals, should you like.)