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animal figure
Scarab beetle amulet, made of Egyptian faience, Late Period (712 - 332 BC), acquired 1935. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stan Florek
 
Summary:
E039786 - 6/8/1935, animal figure, , , , Egypt, Africa, North
Item Name:
animal figure
Label:
Scarab beetle amulet, Egyptian Faience, Egypt, Late Period (712 - 332 BCE), Acquired 1935 Scarab beetles were associated with eternal life. This is probably because of the way they were observed to spring out of the ground when born. Winged or heart-shaped scarab beetle amulets were often placed on the chest or over the heart of a mummy.
Keywords:
archaeology
funerary
burial
amulet
symbol
communication
Country:
Egypt
Collection Area:
Africa, North
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
06/08/1935
Registration Number:
E039786
Associated Stories:
Ancient Egyptian Archaeology Collection
Egyptian Mummification
Images
1:
Scarab beetle amulet, made of Egyptian faience, Late Period (712 - 332 BC), acquired 1935. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Stan Florek
2:
E039786 Scarab Beetle Amulet - Front, Late Epoch, Ancient Civilisations, Egypt, North Africa. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Materials Conservation Dept
3:
E039786 Scarab Beetle Amulet - Back, Late Epoch, Ancient Civilisations, Egypt, North Africa. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Materials Conservation Dept