An Egyptian Scarab Mounted Gold Ring/Pendent
An Egyptian scarab mounted gold ring/pendent. The Scarab swivels to show either side of the Scarab, and can be worn as a pendent. The Scarab was the most popular amulet in ancient Egypt. These amulets are called Scarabs because their shape is reminiscent of the Scarabaeus sacer (Dung Beetle), commonly found in Egypt. The bases usually bare hieroglyphic inscriptions, floral or geometric designs, or the figures of deities, humans, or animals. Most Scarab bears hieroglyphic signs, which are usually arranged in symmetrical columns, do not combine into words, but are of magical significance and convey blessings, or expressions of the royal power. undoubtedly, these scarabs were intended to protect their owners.