Egyptian Steatite Scarab Necklace with Stone Beads - FJ.3502 - For Sale
Egyptian Steatite Scarab Necklace with Stone Beads - FJ.3502
Origin: Upper Egypt
Circa: 1600 BC to 1100 BC
Collection: Egyptian Antiquities
Medium: Steatite and Gold
Additional Information: Egyptian new kingdom steatite scarab set in an 18-karat gold pendant and strung in an exquisite necklace of black cross stone beads linked with 18-karat gold.
Perhaps no single object better embodies the mystery and magic of Ancient Egypt than the scarab. Representing the sacred desert beetle. King and commoner used scarabs alike as amulets of good fortune and prosperity. Certain scarabs also functioned as personal Seals, which designated the property and authority of the person whose name appears on them. An emblem of Kephera, the creator, and the scarab was worshiped from the earliest period of civilization in Egypt. In addition to its aura of luck, the scarab represented eternal life and resurrection. The Ancient Egyptians frequently wore the scarab as jewelry. Especially in rings, bracelets and necklaces. This superb example is set in a dramatic modern necklace. To wear a scarab today is to link us with Egypt at the height of her grandeur. It also invites the accumulated good fortune of centuries to smile upon us as it did upon its ancient owner. - (FJ.3502)