Tuesday, January 5, 2016
In 1922 the tomb of King Tut was discovered and suddenly this legendary unearthing sparked a global fascination in all things Egyptian: Pyramids, Louts flowers, Scarab beetles and Hieroglyphics! The pervasive "Egyptomania" of the times gave off a luxuriant vibe that became popular across the USA. Style-wise, the newly emerging Art Deco era of the twenties began putting Egyptian devices all over furniture, jewelry, book bindings, cinema facades and clothing. I don't know if this Bakelite button was fashioned on account of the 1920's Egyptian craze, but I can't hold it without thinking of a pharaoh's hubris.