Gram Weight: 34.6 Grams. Main Stone Carat Weight/Color: Teal. Item Measurements: The necklace measures 29 in length. The Anubis pendant measures 2.25 tall and is.
Closure/Clasp Type: It can be unclasped near the pendant but it is long enough to go over the head. Notable Features: The pendant is a 2,000 year old carved Faience Anubis Figure that was most likely picked up on the Grand Tour. The chain is not original, it is a Victorian Muff or Watch chain converted into a necklace, it was most likely bought in Egypt C.
The pendant has some wear to it, but the jackal head of the Anubis figure can still be seen. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made during the Victorian Period! This era is famous for its rare and elegant designs.The name comes from the ruling monarch of the time, Queen Victoria. The Grand Tour was the standard European vacation of the Georgian and Victorian eras. The opportunity it gave for studying culture, architecture, and art made it a tradition, especially for the upper class. What better souvenir of this long trip than pieces of native souvenir jewelry such as Italian cameos, mosaic, and pietra dura pieces. These pieces often also had historical inspirations from the remnants of Pompeii to the pyramids of Egypt, cultural learning was a focal point of the grand tour, the process of remembrance spilled over into jewelry souvenirs. This is a beautiful example of the Grand Tour travels and items bought around the world! Egyptian faience is a glassy substance manufactured most expertly by the ancient Egyptians, though the process was first developed in Mesopotamia. Some of the greatest faience-makers of antiquity were the Phoenicians of cities such as Tyre and Sidon who were so expert in making glass that it is thought they invented the process. Faience was made by grinding quartz or sand crystals together with various amounts of sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper oxide. The Egyptians used faience for the manufacture of jewelry (rings, amulets, necklaces) but also in statuary, for scarabs, to create the board and pieces for the game of Sennet, for furniture, and even bowls and cups. In early Egyptian history, Anubis was a god of the dead. This role was usurped by Osiris as he rose in popularity. The god of embalming is probably associated with the jackal due to the habits of jackals lurking about tombs and graves. The necklace includes classic Victorian Era craftsmanship as well a gorgeous extra long and intricate handmade Victorian Era Muff chain.
The chain includes handmade links and is double strung for a gorgeous look with this ultra rare pendant. The end of the chain includes a swivel old time watch hook bale. We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Victorian Sterling Silver Grand Tour Ancient Egyptian Necklace" is in sale since Friday, January 6, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.