Seller: noah_chest (216) 98.7%, Location: default, NO, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183591181053 RR176 Culture: Ancient Egypt. New Kingdom. 18th Dynasty Material: Faience Object: Faience ring . Ring Dimensions (in cm): 18 x 17 mm Century/ Timeframe: 1550 - 1077 B.C Origin: Very Rare Faience Egyptian Scarab Beetle Ankh Finger Ring Seal Hieroglyphics Pharaoh Hand Engraved Stone Egypt Scarab, Latin scarabaeus, in ancient Egyptian religion, important symbol in the form of the dung beetle (Scarabaeus sacer), which lays its eggs in dung balls fashioned through rolling. This beetle was associated with the divine manifestation of the early morning sun, Khepri, whose name was written with the scarab hieroglyph and who was believed to roll the disk of the morning sun over the eastern horizon at daybreak. Since the scarab hieroglyph, Kheper, refers variously to the ideas of existence, manifestation, development, growth, and effectiveness, the beetle itself was a favourite form used for amulets in all periods of Egyptian history. Important Meanings Of Scarabs Finely carved scarabs were used as seals; inscribed scarabs were issued to commemorate important events or buried with mummies. Lapis Luzauli was a mineral often used. Metamorphosed form of limestone, rich in the blue mineral lazulite, a complex felspathoid that is dark blue in color and often flecked with impurities of calcite, iron pyrites or gold. The Egyptians considered that its appearance imitated that of the heavens and considered it to be superior to all materials other than gold and silver. They used it extensively in jewelry until the Late Period (747-332 BC) when it was particularly popular for amulets. It was frequently described as “true” Khesbed to distinguish it from imitations made in faience or glass. Its primary use was as inlay in jewelry and carved beads for necklaces. Scarabs have come a long way from shells and bones; it’s fascinating how the art of body adornment using decorative objects has evolved through time.Purpose of Scarabs Scarabs serve many purposes other than to serve as mere decorations. Over the ages, they have been used to symbolise wealth, used as currency, fashion accessory and also to serve as a form of artistic expression. Precious metals and stones were used from very earl ages as a sign of wealth and opulence. Royalty have always used Scarabs as a means for securing and consolidating wealth and even to the present day, some of the most precious pieces of jewelry are antiques. Royal jewels rank among the most expensive and luxurious assets of all times. Man forms of jewelry that we use today have their genesis as purely functional pieces. Pins, brooches and buckles were initially created to serve specific practical purposes, but they later evolved into more decorative versions and began to be considered as jewelry for adornment. Jewelry has also been an important part in religion and social groups, to signify membership in a group and the status within.