When the King Tut Exhibition came to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1976, MMA pulled out all the stops for the historic occasion. The Museum sold special high-end jewelry pieces inspired by the Egyptian Revival.
Here's one of those rare pieces. This carved quartz crystal scarab pendant is set in a deep gold-plated sterling silver bezel. The symbol of luck and rebirth, the scarab rides on a gilded sterling silver neck band.
The pendant measures 1 inches across by 1 1/8 inches high. The neck band measures 16 1/2 inches around. The inside is hallmarked MMA c1976 STERLING. The necklace weighs 36 grams. It's in excellent condition...a beautiful and timeless treasure.
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