This handmade scarab antique is handmade by talented Egyptian small families in Luxor.
This handmade scarab structure is made to be an accurate replica of the scarabs buried with famous ancient Egyptian kings and queens for protection. It is made of beautiful Egyptian alabaster and painted with natural turquoise paint.
Alabaster was a highly-used material in Pharaonic times—used to make everything from small vessels to sculptures and tombs. Alabaster was used for a variety of different items, from small vessels to carry perfumes, to burial items, to sculptures and tombs. It was a highly-versatile material due to its soft and easily malleable texture as well as its natural white color with natural colored veins.
The scarab beetle was one of the most significant religious symbols in ancient Egypt, associated with the mighty sun god, Ra. The Egyptians viewed the scarab as a symbol of renewal and rebirth. The beetle was associated closely with the sun god because it rolls large balls of dung to lay their eggs, a behavior that the Egyptians thought resembled the progression of the sun through the sky from east to west.