Art Deco celluloid and brass pendant with pharaoh and ornate details, Egyptian Revival 1920s. Large and elaborately designed, this pharaoh head in black and neutral tan is heavily carved and painted with silver, green, copper, and gold paint. He is surrounded by a gilt brass disk that is loaded with raised rosettes, and it has four leaves at the sides. The disk sits atop an end-of-day celluloid hexagon in red, greens, yellows and blues.
Originally a belt buckle, this treasure has been converted to a pendant with black leather cord. The cord is tied so that the pendant hangs vertically and is well balanced. This wonderful old piece measures about 3” by 2-1/2” and it stands over 1/2” high.