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Scarab (base)
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Scarab (base)

A scarab is an ancient Egyptian amulet in the form of a dung beetle, symbolic of regeneration. As time went on, scarabs developed into use as personal seals. This example of cornelian probably dates from the New Kingdom (around 1539 to 1069 BC).

This picture shows the base of the scarab. It has been incised with a scroll pattern.

Carvings on the bases of scarabs include spiral designs, officials' names, friendly wishes or mottoes referring to places or gods. Historically, the most valuable scarabs are those which have royal names. These appear from the 11th Dynasty to the Late Period.

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A scarab is an ancient Egyptian amulet in the form of a dung beetle, symbolic of regeneration. As time went on, scarabs developed into use as personal seals. This example of cornelian probably dates from the New Kingdom (around 1539 to 1069 BC).
A scarab is an ancient Egyptian amulet in the form of a dung beetle, symbolic of regeneration.
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