A two-part scarab ornament, inspired by ancient Egypt.
In ancient Egypt, scarabs (dung beetles) represented the rising sun and eternal existence. This is because the insect pushes a ball of dung around - and the Egyptians thought the sun was propelled around the earth in the same way, by a giant beetle.
Small figures like these have been found in countless tombs and they are thought to have been placed there to recreate a suitable environment for the gods of the afterlife.
This two-part ornament is handy for storing jewellery, stationery or other knick knacks, or as a historical display for your home.