Pale brown coloured carved Egyptian scarab beetle amulet worn as a charm. Thread hole through the centre of the carving from front to back. Carved design on underside of amulet.
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Egyptian amulet
L20mm x W14mm x D10mm
Steatite, also called soapstone
History and use
Ancient Egyptian beliefs concerning the afterlife are well known. Death was the entering of a new phase of being. Ancient Egyptians believed in many different deities, often represeted by amulets. Amulets served as magical objects, deriving their power from colours, materials and colours They offered protection both in daily life and the hereafter. Amulets were work as jewellery, concealed in clothing, and were placed in the wrappings of the deceased or placed in tombs.