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An outstanding Egyptian Revival 20K gold pendant necklace in the form of a uraeus, representing the Eye of Ra, set with a coral and turquoise cabochons and coral beads. The wings are highlighted with ropetwist and milgrained details. A pair of cobras flank the coral cabochon. The Eye of Ra personified the goddess Wadjet, who watched over childbirth and served as the protector of children. This piece was originally a brooch, but with the addition of an 14K gold chain, is now an elegant, colorful necklace. The wings are tested and guaranteed 20K, and the chain is marked 14K.
- Origin: America, ca. 1925.
- Dimensions: wings, 1 3/8" x 1 3/8; overall length, 19 1/4".
- Weight: 5.1 grams.
- Condition: very good, a small area of porosity on the head of the cobra to the right visible with a loupe.