If it’s in your nature to set your heart free and be shaped by new experiences, this 1930s scarab brooch is for you! Scarabs are the symbol of rebirth and transformation honored throughout ancient Egypt. A scarab was fabled to carry the sun across the sky, transforming day to night and back again. This antique touch of golden art is just waiting to journey with you!
Creating in cold pressed brass like this is a lost practice. The shield outline lends itself to the lotus crown and the curved serpents on each side. The center piece is the winged teal green scarab in celluloid. The setting is open and hieroglyphics are engraved on his tummy, so you alone can see them.
This is a documented design, produced through the 1920s and early 1930s. The earlier pieces are marked “patent pending” but this one has a patent number. Changes to the design on the scarab’s tummy confirm that this piece was produced near the end of that time span.
This 1930s scarab brooch measures 50 mm from top to bottom and 40 mm at the widest portion of the shield. That translates to approximately 2 inches tall and 1.6 inches wide. Brooch and clasp are in lovely vintage condition.
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Please take your time with the photos and consider them part of the description. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to check out the many scarab treasures available in my shop! Purchases from the WhyteWing website benefit The Trevor Project, but if you are more comfortable making your purchase on a platform like Etsy, this Egyptian delight is listed in my shop there as well.