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Egyptian Scarabs

By far the most important amulet in ancient Egypt was the scarab, symbolically as sacred to the Egyptians as the cross is to Christians.

Dung beetles lay eggs in a pellet which they roll along and the Egyptians regarded this action as an image of the sun and its course through the heavens, rolled by a gigantic beetle. Scarabs are associated with the Egyptian god, Khepri. It was Khepri that pushed the sun across the sky.

The following Egyptian scarab beetles can be purchased in the Egyptian Dreams shop. Click on an image to visit the shop.

Basalt Scarab
Basalt Scarab

This scarab has been beautifully hand carved from basalt.

Faience-style Scarab
Faience-style Scarab

Beautifully carved Faience-style Egyptian scarab beetle.

Egyptian Faience is a glazed non-clay ceramic material. It is composed mainly of quartz with amounts of lime and natron or plant ash. The body is coated with soda-lime silica glaze. Adding different metals and their oxides causes the appearance of different colour. Faience was used not as an inexpensive substitute for costly materials, but for its association with light and re-birth.

Hamr Stone Scarab
Hamr Stone Scarab

This scarab has been beautifully hand carved from hamr stone.

Lapis-style Scarab
Lapis-style Scarab

Beautifully carved Lapis-style Egyptian scarab beetle.

Soapstone Scarab
Soapstone Scarab

This scarab has been beautifully hand carved from soapstone.

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