This is such a cool, hippie chic, vintage 1970's artisan-made statement necklace. It is made of brass and aluminum, entirely by hand. The brass areas at the center were acid etched. The acid consumes the metal surface, creating the recessed pattern.
The figure of Nefertiti is at the center, it is a medallion applied to a drop shaped background.
The necklace is completed by segments of curved and shaped strips of brass, which are linked together. It is lightweight, comfortable, and can be worn any season.
This one of a kind vintage studio necklace measures approximately 16.5" or 42cm. It is in excellent condition, it has been hand polished to preserve the patina. There is no maker's mark.