Egyptian Scarab Set in Gold Pendant - OF.168 - For Sale

Egyptian Scarab Set in Gold Pendant - OF.168
Price: $8500.00
Origin: Egypt
Circa: 1600 BC to 1100 BC
Dimensions: 2" (5.1cm) high x 1.5" (3.8cm) wide
Collection: Jewelry
Style: New Kingdom
Medium: Steatite, Gold
Condition: Extra Fine
This genuine Ancient Egyptian steatite scarab was mounted in a 19th century gold pendant. The sacred beetle of ancient Egypt, the scarab is an emblem of the creator, Khepera. The word kepher denotes Being, Existence, Creation, or Becoming, and the god Kephera is the self-existent maker of all things. The worship of the scarab, which is symbolic of resurrection and fertility, dates from the earliest period of civilization in Egypt. Carved scarabs served two major functions: as amulets with protective and religious powers, and as personal seals, which designated the property and authority of the individual whose name was placed upon them. In both cases, the power ascribed to the scarab was very great—in life they served as the signature of their owner and were thought to bring prosperity, and in the afterlife they ensured rebirth through eternity. - (OF.168)

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