(Columbia, 1953) Strapless metallic gold lamé pleated Egyptian-style dress accented with plastic blue beetle wings, sequins, and teal metallic thread. Designed by Jean Louis. Worn by Rhonda Fleming as “Cleopatra” when she first greets Raymond Burr and several other scenes in Serpent of the Nile.
A collection of Egyptian amulets New Kingdom to Roman Period, 16th century B.C.-2nd century A.D. With thirteen scarabs of faience, steatite, and carnelian, some with motifs and inscriptions on their undersides; mounted in an Egyptian revival gold necklace, circa 1960. #egyptomania