The Western world began its love affair with Egypt with Napoleon I’s expedition in 1798. Along with his armies, he brought along scientists and artists who delved into the ancient Pharaohs and the exotic history of the land. The affinity for the Egyptian aesthetic continued into the next century, when young gentlemen and ladies of the upper classes made the "Grand Tour", sometimes venturing as far as Egypt to fulfill their wanderlust. The incredible hieroglyphics and sculptures inspired commissioned works when the travelers returned.
This fabulous antique cameo has been carved from a deep red carnelian stone, with a beautiful Egyptian princess and her consort in profile on the face. Ringed by 29 gleaming diamonds, it is a unique find, sure to be the talk of all your friends when you wear it!
Dimensions: Pendant is 38mm x 22mm
Materials: Gold, diamond, carnelian
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition