When British archeologist Howard Carter unearthed the magnificent treasures and splendor of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922, he introduced the world to a little known boy king and sparked a global Egyptian revival craze fondly called "Tut-mania."
From art, film and architecture to fashion, hairstyles and jewelry, Egyptian motifs started appearing on everything! King Tut brand lemons, Old Egypt cigarettes, even President Herbert Hoover named his beloved dog after the boy prince. There was no escaping Tut-mania, and honestly who would want to?
These fabulous earrings were created during the Tut-mania craze and are a prime example of how ancient Egyptian motifs influenced the jewelry of the time.
Each earring features a brass Egyptian pharaoh head centerpiece with a green marbled celluloid octagon hoop dangling below. The same marbled green celluloid accents the earring post.
Date: 1920s Materials: Brass, Celluloid Measurements: 2" long Markings: None Condition: Excellent Earrings have faint surface scratches and a light patina consistent with age and use. No major flaws to note.