A gold Egyptian Pharaoh pendant.
A 18ct gold and gem-set Egyptian Pharaoh pendant. With a carved jet pharaoh’s mask with gilded highlights, set within a jewelled 18ct gold headdress. The headdress with cobra motif and set with circular gem-stones including sapphires opals and diamonds. The bright diamonds with good scintillation, assessed as possibly H colour, VS clarity and estimated to weigh a total of 1.1cts. The reverse with suspension loop, two tube fittings, hallmarks for Sheffield 1975 and makers mark. The pendant is 53mm long and 52mm wide and has a gross weight of 46.5gms.
The travelling exhibition ‘Treasures of Tutankhamen tour’, ran from 1972 to 1979, reviving interest in all things Egyptian. This pendant is in the style of an Egyptian Pharaoh’s headdress but is more likely to be a representation of Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Ptolemaic Egypt.