Sterling Silver Bailed Scarab Pendant
Sterling Silver Bailed Scarab Pendant

Sterling Silver Bailed Scarab Pendant, 30x24mm Egyptian Jewelry

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Sterling Silver Bailed Scarab Pendant
Part Number: SE-2190
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Egyptian Scarab Pendant, Bailed
Overall Pendant Size, approx. : 30mm x 24mm = 1-3/16" tall x 1" wide
Material : .925 Silver - Solid Sterling Silver
Egyptian Jewelry - Hand-Made in the USA!

Scarab Symbolism - Called the dung beetle because of its practice of rolling a ball of dung across the ground. The Egyptians observed this behavior and equated it with the ball of the sun being rolled across the sky. They confused this balled food source with the egg sack that the female dung beetle laid and buried in the sand. When the eggs hatched the dung beetles would seem to appear from nowhere, making it a symbol of spontaneous creation. In this role it was associated with the sunrise. Khepri was the scarab headed god.

During and following the New Kingdom, scarab amulets were often placed over the heart of the mummified deceased. These 'heart scarabs' were meant to be weighed against the feather of truth during the final judgement. The amulets were often inscribed with a spell from the Book of the Dead which entreated the heart to, 'do not stand as a witness against me.'