Egyptian scarab faience
Lucky charm with thousands of years of tradition
Already at the beginning of the Egyptian high culture 5000 years ago this insect was regarded as a symbol of luck and protection. So it is no wonder that the Egyptian scarab still plays an important role in today's symbology.
Are you on the lookout for a classic lucky charm? Do you need a visual object for your lesson or lecture? The Egyptian scarab offered here impresses with its excellent workmanship. Furthermore, it is not made of classical stone, but this Egyptian scarab stands out through its production of faience. This material was widely used in ancient Egypt for jewellery and gives it its shimmering turquoise colour.
The Pill Turner
The dung beetle scarab, also known as a pill turner, was highly revered because of its shape and the gleaming shimmer of its wings. The Egyptian scarab is generally regarded as a lucky charm, since it announced the approaching Nile flood to humans by its escape from the shore into the inland.
Design of the scarab
The Egyptian scarab was produced a thousand times and in the most varied forms. Size and sign on the underside depend on the respective function. The Egyptian scarab offered here is convincing:
- Country of manufacture: Egypt
- Type of manufacture: Handicraft
- Material: natural stone faience
- length: approx. 2cm
- Characteristic: Hieroglyph on the underside
Wear as amulet
The design and the form of this Egyptian scarab allows you to wear the lucky charm also as an amulet. In addition the stone is pierced. The hole allows you to thread the scarab on a ribbon. Thus you can carry your lucky charm always as neck or bracelet with you. The Egyptian scarab then means resurrection and life, which is why this way of wearing was also widespread in ancient Egypt.
Do not hesitate, and make your lessons about the Egyptian high culture practical and interesting. By the production of scarab necklaces and arm jewellery you bring the Egyptian symbolism vividly into your classroom.
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