According to ancient Egyptian mythos, the sun (Ra) rolls across the sky each day and transforms bodies and souls. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball to lay its eggs, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol of this heavenly cycle. It is believed to be a symbol of rebirth and good luck.
Lovely beads are hand carved from ivory faience ceramic with blue and green tinting added. Brown antiquing emphasizes the carving on both the front and back. No two are exactly alike! Please note that there are some size variations in these: They are approximately 18mm long, 12mm wide by 8mm thick (approximately 0.7 inches long by 0.5 inch wide). The hole which has been drilled lengthwise, is 3.5mm (0.14 inch) in diameter. These matte ivory, brown and blue faience scarab beads come in a package of 10 beads.