Outrageous Pair of Art Deco Egyptian Revival Scarab Swivel Rings
Along with embodying the concept of existence, development, and growth, the scarab was revered for representing the cycle of life and death. The extraordinary bestial was therefore carved or molded into treasured accessories and amulets throughout centuries.
As a partner's pair of flip rings, we here discover one scarab set with portraits of Pharaoh Mena on the shoulders, the other set with portraits of Queen Cleopatra.
The scarabs are likely ancient, as authentic Pharaonic items were often mounted in jewelry and sold as tourist items in the late 1800s through the early 20th century.
* The scarabs swivel but don’t flip all the way around.
Materials and Features: sterling silver, ancient clay scarabs
Age/Origin: Late Victorian, c. 1920s
King Ring: 7 1/2 (resizable as needed)
Queen Ring: 8 1/2 (resizable as needed)
Scarabs measure 1.5 cm x 1 cm
Marks: Egyptian silver marks
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age-related wear.
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