Victorian Gold Filled & Carved Bloodstone Scarab Pendant
During the 19th century the discoveries of ancient archaeological finds influenced and brought on what is referred to as “archaeological revival jewelry”. The initial Egyptian Revival period flourished from the 1820's and was inspired by ancient Egyptian imagery such as the scarab beetle.
A fabulous Egyptian Revival scarab pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This unusual pendant is made of a bloodstone agate that is intricately hand carved depicting a scarab beetle with outstretched wings. The bloodstone itself has a beautiful dark green color with marbled flecks of earthy orange, red, and pale green hues throughout. At the top of the pendant is gold filled jump ring, allowing it to hang from a chain. It's a fabulous Victorian piece with a wonderful Egyptian Revival design that would make a special addition to any jewelry collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs about 1 1/4" long, measures approximately 1 5/8" at the widest point and has a depth of 3/16".
Condition: The overall condition of the piece is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the bloodstone scarab.