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Scarab

scar·​ab | ˈsker-əb

noun

A sacred beetle in ancient Egypt--commonly recognized as a symbol of rebirth and rejuvenation--popular as amulets

Scarabs were ancient Egyptian fertility symbols based upon a common dung beetle found in Egypt.

Scarabs were often carried as amulets cast from gold or carved from semiprecious stones. The flat underside could contain a design carved into it that could be used as a signet.

A very fine gold original scarab pendant is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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