Egyptian themed jewelry became all the rage in the late 19th century after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. This delightful fob features an ancient carnelian intaglio of a satyr or possibly Marsyas seated next to double flutes, set in a hand engraved 18K gold scarab. The scarab smoothly swivels from a looped hanger, delicately wrapped in fine gold wire.
Notes: The scarab is sacred symbol of regeneration and rebirth, which is why scarab jewelry is believed to bring the wearer immortality, luck and protection.
Weight: 7 grams
Measurements: scarab 15 x 12 x 11mm deep, 29 x 22 mm wide with bail