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Hand-Carved Scarab Paperweight
The scarab is a sacred beetle (the earthly form of the god Khepri). Egyptians believed that the scarab pushed the sun across the sky each day, and then would magically re-appear the next morning. For this reason, the scarab became the image of self-creation, transformation, and re-birth. With such powerful creative energy, the scarab is one of the most popular amulets in Egyptian history.
Hand-carved in Luxor from soapstone.
Packaged in decorative box with hieroglyphic design.
Information card included.
Size: 4"L x 2.5"W x 1.5"H.