1920s Egyptian Revival Sarcophagus and Mummy Vintage Pendant Charm

This rare and interesting pendant represents the style and originality of 1920s Egyptian Revival design.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some rubbing to the gold tone metal sides of the sarcophagus. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 


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The Details...

This gold tone metal pendant or charm features a sarcophagus design engraved with Ancient Egyptian motifs, such as hieroglyphs, scarabs, asps and ankhs. The pendant can be opened using a small catch to reveal a base metal 'mummy' inside which can be removed and replaced. It measures 2.5cm x 1cm. 

A Short History...

In 1922, Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun and, thereby, ignited a Western fascination with Ancient Egypt which permeated the Arts. Jewellery designers created heavily stylised profiles of people and hieroglyphs taken from tomb walls and incorporated them into their work. Reviving Egyptian motifs was a real 1920s celebration of adventure and breaking down cultural barriers. 

Wear it With...

Hang this piece as a charm from a bracelet or wear as a pendant. 

  • Colour Gold
  • Era 1920s
  • Occasion Smart Casual, Holiday and Globetrotting, Everyday
  • Trend World Voyage, Gatsby Glamour