An expertly crafted Egyptian Revival micromosaic brooch depicting a pharaoh, all set in 14K yellow gold. There was a deep fascination with Egyptian culture and style during the Art Deco period after the discover of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922. This particular pin show expert craftsmanship as the tesserae are all very small. Around the pharaoh’s face is a flora motif border.
The outer winged ends of the pin have blue and white enameling as well as fine granulation details popular in Egyptian Revival pieces. We can really stare at this piece for hours, admiring the time and expertise that must have gone into making this single piece of jewelry. This is also a rare subject matter in micro mosaic, which normally depicts Roman structures or flowers.
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Weight: 17.9 grams
Measurements: 3.25 inches long by 1.25 inches wide
Condition: In good antique condition with some wear consistent with age. The original darker patina is present and there is some damage to the gold frame surrounding the center micro mosaic. However, the integrity of the tile work is completely intact.
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