Ancient Egyptian scarab set in a modern golden swivel ring.
Price: € 550,--
Size: 1,5 cm
Size ring: 9
Material: Steatite and gold
Period: 3rd intermediate period
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Scarab, Latin scarabaeus, in ancient Egyptian religion, important symbol in the form of the dung beetle, which lays its eggs in dung balls fashioned through rolling. This beetle was associated with the divine manifestation of the early morning sun, Khepri, whose name was written with the scarab hieroglyph and who was believed to roll the disk of the morning sun over the eastern horizon at daybreak.
Since the scarab hieroglyph, Kheper, refers variously to the ideas of existence, manifestation, development, growth, and effectiveness, the beetle itself was a favourite form used for amulets in all periods of Egyptian history.