1920s Egyptian Revival Celluloid Pharaoh Head Dress Applique

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1920s Egyptian Revival Celluloid Pharaoh Head Dress Applique

Regular price $58.00
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per 

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?

This fabulous applique was created during the Tut-mania craze and is a prime example of how ancient Egyptian motifs influenced the fashion of the time.

It is fashioned in black engraved celluloid with a stamped metal Egyptian pharaoh head  in the center. The entire piece has been hand painted.

There are two celluloid loops on the back to allow you to sew this lovely piece onto something. Or you could also get creative and turn this into an oversized pendant.

Additional Details
Date: 1920s
Materials: Celluloid, metal, paint
Measurements: 2 1/2 x 3 1/4
Markings: None
Condition: Very Good
The original hand painting was not expertly done. Some of the paint on the face has chipped. Celluloid has light surface scratched consistent with age and use.
Cleaning and Care
Wipe with a soft, damp cloth if needed. Do not scrub or submerge in harsh cleaning materials as it could remove the paint.

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