An Egyptian-style Jewellery Collar Circa 1940/1960
Impressive Egyptian-style collar or jewllery, probably from a film production around the 1950s. Background in sky-blue silk taffeta entirely embroidered with silk threads in chocolate, blue-gray, yellow and turquoise tones. Embroidery of translucent and yellow glass beads and couched iridescent paillons in Eau du Nil color. Silk lining with discoloration inside out. Missing fasteners on the back. No damage to note. Very good condition of color and conservation.
Dimensions: Collar Size 40 cm Diameter 42 cm Shoulders 40 cm Width 14 cm
Egyptomania is recurrent in the history of the Arts and is linked to Politics in particular thanks to General Bonaparte around 1802. This fascination for ancient Egypt reappears with each major discovery by Scientists such as Champollion with the discovery of the Hieroglyphics in the 19th century or the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun on November 4, 1922, which influenced Fashion and Dressmakers in the 1920s and 1930s.