Perfect for the coming season's bohemian trends, we're thrilled to offer this exquisite, vintage necklace.
The piece is an exceptional representation of Egyptian Revival, a style that flourished in the 1920's after the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb.
This gorgeous necklace features a huge silver-colored medallion with an enormous hand-carved scarab beetle at its center.
The dung beetle, Scarabaeus Sacer, was thought by the ancient Egyptians to represent the sun. The symbol of the god Khepera rolled the ball of the sun across the sky to "rebirth" every morning. To them, the scarab represented new life, resurrection and rebirth.
Domed half-spheres and reliefs of a pharaohs head surround the scarab as well as a circle of hammered, twisted metal.
The reverse of the pendant is completely smooth, with some minor scratching.
The original bold chain comes with the pendant. There is no clasp on the chain, so it is meant to simply be slipped over the head.
Aside from some wear and minor scratching throughout, this fabulous necklace remains in very good vintage condition.
Measurements: Medallion: 2-7/8" in diameter Scarab measures approx. 21mm long, 16mm wide and 6mm deep Chain: 29" long, 4mm wide