Gold and Blue Scarab Ornament

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A gorgeous gold and blue ornament depicting an ancient Egyptian scarab.

The ornament is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

This ornament is made of resin and is finished in blue and gold to resemble lapis lazuli – a stone greatly valued in ancient Egyptian society. The underside of the scarab is inscribed with hieroglyph symbols against a gold background.

In ancient Egypt, the scarab dung beetle was associated with the rising sun and eternal existence. Ancient Egyptians witnessed scarab beetles pushing balls of dung up hills and believed the sun to be propelled around the earth in the same way; pushed by a giant beetle. Scarabs were seen as powerful amulets, as they symbolised regeneration.

An enchanting home ornament to transport you to an ancient world.

  • Product Code: CMCN539410
  • Product Weight: 0.12Kg
  • Dimensions: H2.6 x W7 x L7cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Resin
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg

A gorgeous gold and blue ornament depicting an ancient Egyptian scarab.

The ornament is part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt.

This ornament is made of resin and is finished in blue and gold to resemble lapis lazuli – a stone greatly valued in ancient Egyptian society. The underside of the scarab is inscribed with hieroglyph symbols against a gold background.

In ancient Egypt, the scarab dung beetle was associated with the rising sun and eternal existence. Ancient Egyptians witnessed scarab beetles pushing balls of dung up hills and believed the sun to be propelled around the earth in the same way; pushed by a giant beetle. Scarabs were seen as powerful amulets, as they symbolised regeneration.

An enchanting home ornament to transport you to an ancient world.

  • Product Code: CMCN539410
  • Product Weight: 0.12Kg
  • Dimensions: H2.6 x W7 x L7cm
  • Exhibition: Hieroglyphs: unlocking ancient Egypt
  • Material: Resin
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg
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