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A stunning antique handmade filigree pendant made in Egypt. The sides are cannetille filigree work with excellent detailing. The bottom of the pendant holds a luminous amethyst agate stone. The pendant bears the Egyptian hallmark for 800 silver made in Cairo (80% pure silver) and is covered in a gold vermeil finish. It came to us with pieces of hair coiled inside the pendant cage, which suggests it was previously used in a ritual fashion. The simple marking dates it to the early 20th century.
A source tells us it is reminiscent of a lich’s phylactery. A lich is a fantasy term for a type of undead creature, often represented in role-playing games.
This is one of those rare finds that makes us wish a piece of jewelry could tell us its story. This is a one of a kind piece.
We have put the pendant on a vintage Italian-made gold vermeil over sterling silver popcorn chain. If you would like the pendant without the chain, we are happy to deduct $15 from the price. Or let us know if you prefer a leather, satin, silk or rubber cord necklace. We are happy to substitute.
Total weight of 24.44 grams
Pendant measures 55 x 22 x 21 mm without the bale
Chain is stamped 925, measures 24" long by 1.75 mm wide
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