Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan,
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Item:263863519995ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SIX-SCARAB AMULET WITH HIEROGLYPHICS - Estate sale item. Research has shown this amulet to be extremely rare with only two other known examples.The scarab beetle represents the word kepher, "to come into existence." Six scarabs may magnify the message to include rebirth into the afterlife. The reverse side of this amulet presents a cartouche containing the symbol "nefer" - to be good, beautiful, favorably in sickness, to recover. The signs for shemsu bodyguards are seen on each side of the cartouche, protecting the life of the wearer. Below the cartouche, an ankh flanked by mirror images of the red crown, Deshret, granting the power of a king. Unadorned human eyes on either side protect the vision of the owner in the next world. Amulet measures 5/8" wide x 7/8" height x 3/8" thick.
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SIX-SCARAB AMULET WITH HIEROGLYPHICS - RARE - One of 3 known to exist.