Carved brown limestone, two raised beetles on a bar facing opposite directions. Egyptians wore scarabs as part of their jewelry and buried their mummies with large scarabs placed on the chest to protect the heart. Hole for wearing. 26th Dynasty.
1 ¾" x 1"
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