Seller: hix.antiquitatis (713) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272292041508 Egyptian Green Scarab Necklace A gold necklace with an ancient Egyptian green stone scarab inscribed with an ankh and feather of Maat (Truth), set between ancient emerald beads.. Late Period, ca. 700-30 BC. Length of necklace: 15 in. (38 cm). Intact and wearable The ancient Egyptians believed the Scarabeus Beetle was able to spontaneously regenerate itself from cow dung, which these beetles can be observed rolling into small balls and burying. Consequently the scarab came to symbolize a spontaneous continuation of the life cycle. These finely carved amulets were worn in life and in necklaces around the mummy. Often the bases were inscribed with symbols or "words of power," intended to magically invigorate the wearer.Formerly in an Isreali private collection. #4020GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBEDHIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORKMember: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA)See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.