Ancient Egyptian limestone scarab. 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. 18th dynasty (1570-1342BC)
Limestone scarab, with incised hieroglyphics on the bottom. A common type of amulet, the scarab is so called because it was made in the shape of a beetle (Scarabaeus sacer or dung beetle) that was personified by Khepri, a sun god associated with resurrection. 18th Dynasty, 1570-1342 BC
Carved large light green limestone heart scarab. At the bottom, a cartouche. Size: 3 ½" x 2 ½" Date: 1070-712 BC Heart scarabs provided the bearer with the assurance that at the final judgment as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the bearer would be found "True of Voice" and accepted into the eternal afterlife by the God Osiris.