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Silver and 14k gold-mounted pendant featuring a winged scarab beetle. The body of the beetle is decorated with square-cut emeralds, and a large, ruby cabochon is set above its head. It is surrounded with a floral decoration that is highlighted with small sapphires, emeralds, and pearls. The reverse is decorated with fine hatching. This pendant is characteristic jewels produced in the 1920s. With the discovery of Tutankhamun's grave by Lord Carnarvon in 1922, we attend the development of the egyptomania in the art of the finery. So, this winged beetle holding between its legs the solar disk which symbolize the solar god Rê symbol of revival and protection. This beetle is strongly influenced by the pectoral muscle found in Tutankhamun's grave.
Weight: 28,40 gr.
Dim: W: 1,8 in – D: ,4in – H: 3in. Dim:
L:4,6cm, P:0,9cm, H:7,6cm.
Art deco period. Circa 1920-1930.