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. Brown antiquing emphasizes the carving on both the front and back. No two are exactly alike! We have a new Egyptian supplier so these are a new color. Please note that there are some size variations in these: They are large and approximately 21mm long, 15mm wide with a 4mm hole. They are approximately 13mm (1/2 inch) thick.
The beads measure approximately 0.8 inches long by 0.6 inch wide but there is a fairly wide size variation. The hole which has been drilled lengthwise, is a generous 4mm (0.16 inch) in diameter.
These matte ivory and brown faience scarab beads come in a package of 10 beads.