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|Collection:||Antiquities - Ancient Egypt|
In Egypt the scarab beetle was a symbol of creation and for the dead it symbolised their new life in the afterworld. This delicate example, made in three pieces, might have been worn threaded together as a piece of jewellery. Alternatively it may have been sewn onto a dress. Like much Egyptian ornament it probably also acted as a magic amulet whether made for the dead or the living.
|Presented by Air Commodore E St Clair Harnet, 1968.|
|Production Period:||New Kingdom|
|Place of Origin:||Egypt|
|Place of Excavation:||Egypt|