Art Deco style Neo-Egyptian mantelpiece ornament

Mantelpiece gilded bronze, cloisonné enamel and marble-onyx of Algeria, composed of a clock and two obelisks. Clock of pyramidal form decorated with two sphinxes backed by a dial with floral decoration. Obelisks decorated with foliage and flowers, some small chips on the marble-onyx of Algeria.

About the context

The taste for Egypt, egyptomania, existed already in antiquity and in the eighteenth century in particular. This taste is constant and omnipresent in the artistic trend in the 19th century. In 1827, the Egyptian Antiquities Department was created in the Louvre. It brings together the ancient royal collections, acquired collections, the fruit of excavations, consequent on archaeological research carried out by scientists, on concessions granted by the Egyptian government. At the Universal Exhibition of 1867 in Paris, an Egyptian temple was built under the direction of Egyptologist Mariette.

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Dimensions

Clock
Height : 11.41 in
Width : 19.29 in
Depth : 4.52 in

Time 1930
Origin France, Paris
Materials Bronze, Algerian marble-onyx and cloisonné enamel
Reference Garniture-Egyptomania310
Art Deco style Neo-Egyptian mantelpiece ornament

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