Gray/green faience, 13.9mm, over ½” length. Modeled as the scarabus beetle on a radially splayed base. The underside with a three-character hieroglyphic inscription. Scarabs are amulets in the form of the scarabus beetle which was thought to regenerate spontaneously from the earth without the necessity of breading. That concept stems from its habit of rolling dung balls in which it lays its eggs and then buries and abandons them. Thus, the scarab symbolized immortality and resurrection and was used extensively in the mummification and burial process. Inscriptions are usually praised by the Gods.
Stock Number: A3089

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