Blue glaze faience heart scarab inlay with nine holes to the outer most sides of the body. The Egyptian word for beetle was 'Kheper' which meant to exist. Scarabs were worn to assure continued existence, both in this world and the next. The Egyptians wore them as part of their jewelry and buried their dead with large scarabs placed on the chest to protect the heart. Ptolemaic.
305 - 30 BC
2 ½" x 1 ¾"
Egyptian antiquities are gauranteed to be authentic and from the period stated. All of our artifacts come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Ask the Relequist