Art Deco Egyptian Revival Winged Scarab Chalcedony Gold Necklace

This vintage Egyptian Revival gold necklace was handcrafted around 1925. It features a blue-violet chalcedony scarab at the center of a pair of rich yellow gold wings that stretch toward the sky. The body of the pendant is in 12 karat gold and the 18 karat gold chain measures 15 inches in length. Overall, this stunning necklace weighs 9.1 grams. The pendant portion measure 38.5 x 32.5 x 7 mm. It bears a maker’s mark and has been acid tested.

The Ancient Egyptians believed that the Khepri, the god of creation, moved the sun into position each day and each night. He would roll it above the horizon and carry it to the other world at dusk, only to renew it again the following dawn. He was depicted as a man with a head in the shape of the scarab beetle. Amulets shaped as scarab beetles became extraordinarily popular in Egypt around 2000 BC. They were inscribed for personal use or for seals. They were used in jewelry and decorations. They were used for political purposes and royal achievements. They’re popularity hasn’t decreased as this mesmerizing necklace was made in the early 20th century.

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Item ID: NE0817166VS



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