Fit for a Pharaoh:

Jewels in the Egyptian Style

Thursday, October 29
2:30 p.m.


Carol Elkins
Senior Vice President,
Sotheby’s Jewelry Department, New York

Ancient Egyptian symbols and motifs have been a source for artistic inspiration over thousands of years. Elkins will consider this phenomenon as it pertains to jewelry design, while referencing a wide variety of imaginative and colorful masterpieces of the genre, from antiquity to present, thus illustrating the meaning of the term “Egyptomania."


Egyptian Revival Necklace and Brooch, circa 1860. Castellani.
Gold, steatite and faience scarab and micromosaic. (Sold at Sotheby’s, 2006)