A simply stunning 1920s/1930s Egyptian Revival necklace. This pendant necklace in gold tone metal has a centrally set carved turquoise blue glass scarab beetle. To the sides are outstretched metal wings with birds heads. Above are two further outward facing birds with outstretched wings. Three turquoise blue glass drop pendant beads are suspended below the scarab with metal sepals encasing the upper parts.
The fastening is a screw barrel clasp.
The scarab was a popular amulet in Ancient Egypt; being a symbol of rebirth. Birds are commonly featured in Egyptian hieroglyphics and iconography.
Following the opening of Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922 interest in Pharaonic Egypt strongly influenced jewellery trends in the Art Deco period.
This is a rare and vibrant vintage piece with symbolic meaning.